13th Meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative: 21 March 2022
In 2022, the Ocean is high on the international agenda. Following multiple postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Ocean Conference is set to convene in Lisbon, Portugal, in June. In the autumn, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will convene its 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15), where parties are expected to adopt a post-2015 global biodiversity framework, of which the ocean will form an important element. Meanwhile, many expect negotiations towards a new international treaty on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) to conclude before the end of the year. In addition, negotiations under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization aim to agree on a carbon pricing mechanism and to reduce ship speeds.
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