Oceans

Small Island Developing States & Plastic Pollution: Elements of a Global Plastics Agreement

In late 2022, the international community convened in Punta del Este, Uruguay for the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) to begin developing a new global agreement to end plastic pollution. This process has been largely guided by UNEA Resolution 5/14, which, among other things, broadly identifies provisions that must—at a minimum—be included […]

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Small Island Developing States & Plastic Pollution: The Road Towards a Global Agreement on Plastics

Plastic pollution has evolved into one of the greatest global threats to humankind and the environment. While its impacts on health, food security, livelihoods, economies, and the wider environment are experienced across the globe, small island developing states are experiencing these impacts on a disproportionate scale, due in part to their unique vulnerabilities and limited

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Fellowship in International Environmental Law & Policy (Focus on Marine Plastic Pollution)

The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law seeks to hire a full-time Fellow to conduct policy-relevant research, writing and outreach related to innovation in the development of international environmental law concerning plastic pollution. The Guarini Center, housed at NYU School of Law, is an academic and policy research center that advances innovative

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Call for Papers: Guarini/Copenhagen Workshop on Ocean Governance

The Guarini Center, along with the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law and the Center for International Governance Innovation, welcomes proposals for paper presentations at the II TRAMEREN’s International Conference on Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the 17th and 18th of September 2018. The

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Former International Environmental Law Clinic Student Contributes to Trailblazing Research on Fisheries

Fish Story: Analysts See Nations’ Misuse of “Rational Use” When It Comes to Fishing Rights The term “rational use,” as applied to fishing rights in Antarctic waters, has been misused by certain countries, an analysis by a team of researchers has concluded. Its work, which comes ahead of the 34th international convention where these matters

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