this contribution focusses on the meaning of the formula “conservation and sustainable use” as it appears in the debate about the conservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (bbnj). As the un general assembly has decided to start a negotiation process for the establishment of an implementing agreement to the un law of the sea convention on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, clarity about the relationship between conservation and sustainable use is important.the paper reflects on a discussion that has so far not taken place. What do these requirements entail? this reflection is necessary given the likelihood that “conservation and sustainable use” will be understood as part of the implementing agreement’s object and purpose (art. 31 vclt).
|Title of host publication||The Marine Environment and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14|
|Editors||Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore, Ronan Long|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Publisher||Brill | Nijhoff|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||Center for Oceans Law and Policy|