An ocean of diplomacy – negotiating for the health of our common ocean at the United Nations

Yoshitaka Ota, Nereus Program Director (Policy), and Rashid Sumaila, OceanCanada Research Director and Nereus Program Honorary Research Associate, acted as panelists during a talk by Marjo Vierros, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability and Liu Institute Visiting Fellow, given at the Liu Institute for Global Issues on April 27th.

The talk was about how questions of economic benefit and political control over ocean-related legislation feature in current negotiations at the United Nations pertaining to the protection of oceans beyond national jurisdictions.