Sound Policy through Sound Science

Saturday 24 August, 10 AM - 4 PM at Mission of Singapore, 318 East 48th Street.


Sound policy through sound science - sustaining growth in scientific knowledge to achieve sound policies on conservation and sustainable use of marine genetic resources. A workshop held on the margins of the 3rd Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). The workshop gathers two panels of experts and concludes with a discussion of the President's draft text.

(i) PANEL 1 - How do we get good science? Experienced deep sea scientists review the state of the science on deep-sea biodiversity and how the BBNJ Instrument can facilitate the growth of science so that the knowledge that policy planners need is easily accessible.

(ii) PANEL 2 - How do we make good policy through good science? Policy and legal experts share the challenges related to access and benefit-sharing from various perspectives, and how policies relating to all four elements of the BBNJ instrument are undergirded by science.

We have brought together distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds, ranging from the Caribbean, to the Pacific, Europe and Asia. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Mission of Singapore
BBNJ Workshop