A Historic Agreement Was Reached After Years of Talks to Protect the World's Oceans

Lifestyle & TravelMore+ ♦ Published: March 5, 2023; 23:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

After more than a decade of talks, the UN member states have agreed on a treaty to protect the oceans beyond state jurisdiction better. Climate organizations praised the treaty.

The UN States Have Reached A Historic Agreement Regarding the Protection of High Sea / Picture: © UN United Nations

It took 15 years of negotiations, but since the early hours of March 5, 2023, the text of the internationally binding Biodiversity Beyond National Legislation (BBNJ) treaty for the protection of the oceans has been in place. It is the logical consequence of the World Biodiversity Conference in Montreal in December 2022, where the international community agreed to designate 30 percent of…