WEBINAR - Lessons learnt from the BBNJ negotiations towards a potential new international plastic treaty: a perspective of equity
In recognition of World Ocean Day, the World Maritime University is pleased to invite the international community to participate in a webinar on “Lessons learnt from the BBNJ negotiations towards a potential new international plastic treaty: a perspective of equity.”
The webinar is part of the Closing the Circle Programme administered through the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute with the generous support of The Nippon Foundation. The aim of the Closing the Circle programme is to explore challenges and advance potential solutions to marine debris, sargassum threats and marine spatial planning (MSP) in Small Island Developing States with a particular focus on the Eastern Caribbean region.
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Dr. Harriet Harden-Davies
Deputy Director of the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Centre
Dr Harriet Harden-Davies is Deputy Director of the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Centre, and Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security,University of Wollongong. Harriet?s research is at the nexus of science, policy and law with a particular focus on capacity development and the governance of ocean commons. She leads theOcean Voices Action for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development,co-leads the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, and is a member of the UNESCO-IOC Group ofExperts on Capacity Building.
Mr. Kahlil Hassanali
PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at WMU-Sasakawa GlobalOcean Institute
Kahlil Hassanali has over nine years experience as a research officer in marine policy and governance at the Institute of Marine Affairs, a multidisciplinary marine and environmental research organization in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds an MSc in Environment andDevelopment from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and is currently pursuing aPhD in Maritime Affairs at the World Maritime University - Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute(WMU-GOI). He is also a lead negotiator for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) onEnvironmental Impact Assessment in the process to develop a legally binding instrument being negotiated under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (The BBNJAgreement).