SCELG contributes to Virtual Seminar on UN negotiations on deep-sea biodiversity

July 2020 – On 10th July 2020, Prof Elisa Morgera, member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and Director of the One Ocean Hub, contributed to a discussion on intellectual property and fair and equitable benefit-sharing in a new legally binding instrument on biodiversity beyond national jurisdictions, which is currently being negotiated at the UN in New York. The aim of the seminar was to allow diverse regional groups to develop textual proposals and identify potential alignments on text and substance from a developing/middle-income country perspective. The seminar was organized by Dr Siva Thambisetty, Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law, London School of Economics. A briefing document can be downloaded upon registration at

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Other SCELG contributions in the field of biodiversity

In addition to the above, SCELG has also made numerous other recent contributions in the biodiversity sphere, including a policy brief on the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and Farm to Fork Strategy, and contributions from Prof Morgera to a new report on biodiversity by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment.