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Conserving marine biodiversity beyond boundaries: developing environmental assessment frameworks

Chapter


Abstract


  • The focal point of the international law framework for the protection of the marine

    environment is Part XII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of

    the Sea (LOSC)1 on the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment,

    complemented by a burgeoning variety of instruments on international

    environmental law and an evolving body of customary international law principles.

    Substantial implementation of this framework has occurred in marine areas within

    national jurisdiction with some transboundary collaboration between States in

    different regions to protect their marine environment across national boundaries.

    The regulatory framework for environmental protection in marine areas beyond

    national jurisdiction (ABNJ) is at a much earlier stage of development as States

    grapple with the broader institutional and legal challenges posed by high seas

    governance.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Warner, R. M. (2012). Conserving marine biodiversity beyond boundaries: developing environmental assessment frameworks. In R. M. Warner & S. Marsden (Eds.), Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives (pp. 297-321). Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781409444930

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901084203

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/455

Book Title


  • Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives

Start Page


  • 297

End Page


  • 321

Place Of Publication


  • Farnham, Surrey, UK

Abstract


  • The focal point of the international law framework for the protection of the marine

    environment is Part XII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of

    the Sea (LOSC)1 on the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment,

    complemented by a burgeoning variety of instruments on international

    environmental law and an evolving body of customary international law principles.

    Substantial implementation of this framework has occurred in marine areas within

    national jurisdiction with some transboundary collaboration between States in

    different regions to protect their marine environment across national boundaries.

    The regulatory framework for environmental protection in marine areas beyond

    national jurisdiction (ABNJ) is at a much earlier stage of development as States

    grapple with the broader institutional and legal challenges posed by high seas

    governance.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Warner, R. M. (2012). Conserving marine biodiversity beyond boundaries: developing environmental assessment frameworks. In R. M. Warner & S. Marsden (Eds.), Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives (pp. 297-321). Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781409444930

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901084203

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/455

Book Title


  • Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives

Start Page


  • 297

End Page


  • 321

Place Of Publication


  • Farnham, Surrey, UK