SCELG at High Seas International Conference
June 2018: Dr Daniela Diz from SCELG was invited to present her research on international law and marine biodiversity at the High Seas International Conference, which took place in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France on 27-28 June 2018. The conference was co-organised by Nausicaá, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), l’Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (AFB), the Global Ocean forum, the World Ocean Network, the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Dr Diz presented on the role a new implementing agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction that is currently being negotiated at the United Nations. Her presentation focused on the need for enhanced and more coherent governance of area-based management tools. Her presentation was part of a session organised by GOBI. The conference coinciding with the opening a massive underwater tank recreating high seas ecosystems. The conference counted with the participation of high-level diplomats, scientists, policy-makers, private sector, media, NGOs and Inter-governmental organisations representatives, among others.
For more information on SCELG research on marine biodiversity and its inputs into the UN negotiations of a new treaty on marine biodiversity, see here and here.
Nausicaá High Seas International Conference
Daniela teaches on the LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance. All post graduate teaching programmes hosted by SCELG are based on policy-relevant research and postgraduate students have an opportunity to contribute to consultancy projects with leading international partners and UN bodies. In 2018-2019, LLM students Sophia Beck-Mannagetta and Erika Solimeo were involved in SCELG research on marine biodiversity, and PhD student Mara Ntona contributed to a consultancy with the International Institute for Environment and Development to produce policy briefs for the UN negotiations on marine biodiversity.