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Global High Seas Treaty

Selected at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum to receive one year of support in 2020

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High Seas Alliance (HSA)

Geographical Area
International
Theme
Environment

The goal of the High Seas Alliance is to support an effective framework that allows for the successful management and conservation of biodiversity in the high seas. This would have benefits, not just for livelihoods and species in the high seas, but for citizens and ecosystems around the world, while also demonstrating that multilateralism and the rule of law can still work for the greater good.

Project

The 2020 deadline to establish a new global treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of the high seas is fast approaching. The goal of the High Seas Alliance is the establishment of a new robust treaty that has an effective framework that fills in current governance gaps for the successful management and conservation of biodiversity in the high seas. A robust treaty would have benefits, not just for livelihoods and species in the high seas, but for citizens and ecosystems around the world, while also demonstrating that multilateralism and the rule of law can still work for the greater good.

Organization

The High Seas Alliance (HSA), a global coalition of 40 NGOs and IUCN, is a program of advocacy focused on achieving a new framework for ocean governance in areas beyond national jurisdiction. The Alliance works to protect the high seas -- which comprise nearly half our planet -- and progress monumental treaty negotiations taking place at the United Nations to bring long needed protection to ungoverned areas of the ocean. HSA is working to ensure that this treaty becomes a reality in 2020 and includes a framework for the establishment of marine reserves and marine protected areas (MPAs), and other robust environmental standards.

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