Prof Morgera contributes to UNEP Course for Multilateral Environmental Agreement negotiators

October 2019: Professor Elisa Morgera contributed to the 16th edition of the annual Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreement Negotiations organized by the UN Environment Programme and the University of Eastern Finland under the theme ‘’Emerging issues in International Environmental Law.’

Elisa was invited to deliver a keynote speech, titled “Is International Law and Governance Equipped to Deal with Emerging Environmental Issues?” (available at

In addition, Elisa facilitated an interactive discussion among participants on the options for protecting marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, together with Charlotte Salpin, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, and a panel discussion on emerging Issues in international biodiversity law.

Furthermore, Elisa co-designed and co-facilitated with colleagues at University of Eastern Finland a two-day negotiation exercise based on the ongoing UN negotiations on a new legally binding instrument on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Prof Morgera leads the One Ocean Hub, a global inter-disciplinary collaboration that seeks to transform our response to the urgent challenges facing our ocean through integrated and inclusive governance. The Hub is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - which is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy and puts UK-led research at the heart of efforts to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals