WCC 2012 Res 074 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
The Pew Charitable Trusts / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law 2013-2016 (WCEL)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2013-2016 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyAdvocating for the opening of negotiations for a new implementing agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Scientific/technical activitiesProviding scientific knowledge of selected areas such as the Sargasso sea and the South West Indian Ocean Sea mounts, or issues such as open ocean blue carbon and deep sea mining impact on ecosystems
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The UNGA decided in January 2015 to open negotiations on an implementing agreement of UNCLOS on biodiversity conservation in ABNJ.
Nairobi Convention and Abidjan Convention decaled their interest to extend their competencies on areas beyond national jurisdiction.
The International Seabed Authority is taking steps towards measures for avoiding and mitigating impacts of future deep sea mining operations in The Area.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Generate scientific knowlegde on selected areas and topics
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyContinuing actions for influencing the negotiation process toward the decision on a strong implement agreement for biodiversity in ABNJ. Continuing actions for influencing the decisions to conserve biodiversity in ABNJ diverse levels : Regional Seas Conventions, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, International Seabed Authority, amongst others.
Scientific/technical activitiesContinue to provide scientific knowledge on selected areas and topics relevant to biodiversity conservation in ANBJ