IDDRI and European Research Council's research project MARIPOLDATA attended UN Oceans Conference (UNOC) 2022 with a special eye for the on-going negotiations on an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)-related events and activities. This blogpost summarises our impressions and discusses implications for the BBNJ InterGovernmental Conference-5 in August 2022, keeping a critical view on the concrete proposals and commitments made in Lisbon.

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