Background Information Document for the CBD Expert Workshop to Develop Options for Modifying the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, for Describing New Areas, and for Strengthening the Scientific Credibility and Transparency of this Process (5-8 December 2017, Berlin)

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Abstract

This background report aims to inform the Expert Workshop to Develop Options for Modifying the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, for Describing New Areas, and for Strengthening the Scientific Credibility and Transparency of this Process (5-8 December 2017, Berlin), by providing information on: (1) the process on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and its legal status; (2) how other international processes/instruments address issues concerning the updating of relevant scientific information that can lead to the description of new areas of conservation value or modification of existing areas through scientifically robust and transparent processes; and 3) elements for consideration in relation to the EBSA process.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMontreal, Canada
Commissioning bodySecretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Number of pages90
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • significant marine areas
  • biological diversity
  • sovereignty rights
  • coastal jurisdiction

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