SCELG at UN marine biodiversity treaty negotiations in New York

March 2017: The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance is partnering with WWF and the World Health Organization (WHO) to host a side-event at the upcoming negotiating session of a new treaty on marine biodiversity at the United Nations in New York.

Side-Event: 27 March at UN Headquarters

The event is titled “Experiences of Benefit-Sharing Regimes and their Potential Relevance to Marine Genetic Resources and Capacity Building in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction.” Prof Elisa Morgera, SCELG Director, will share research from the BENELEX and MARINE BENEFITS projects, notably comparative insights into existing international regimes for fair and equitable benefit sharing, as well as the relevance of fair and equitable benefit-sharing in relation to marine scientific collaboration, capacity building and technology transfer. Dr Daniela Diz, SCELG member and MARINE BENEFITS researcher, will share research on Sustainable Development Goals and the law of the Sea. Steven Solomon, WHO Principal Legal Advisor, explain the specific features and opportunities of the World Health Organisation’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework.

The side event will be held on 27 March, 13.15-14.30, in Conference Room 12 at UN Headquarters, on the side-lines of the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the development of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (27 March – 7 April 2017).

Practice-Led Teaching

Prof Elisa Morgera is the Co-Director of the LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance and programme-director, together with Dr Daniela Diz, of the LLM in Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law. Prof Morgera will be available to meet virtually prospective students via a webinar on Tuesday 2nd May, 12.00-13.00 UK time.