Workshop Announcement: Towards an ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area

JAMAICA Kingston (9 December 2016) - - A workshop on the ISA Environmental Management Strategy for the Area will be held in Berlin, Germany from 19-24 March 2017.

The workshop is jointly organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and supported by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam e.V. (IASS).

The workshop aims to assist the Authority in developing a long-term Environmental Management Strategy for the Area.

It will deal with governance issues such as overarching principles, regional planning and adaptive management.

The outcome of the workshop should provide a first structured and interdisciplinary input on the draft Environmental Regulations taking into account the deliberations by the Legal and Technical Committee in February 2017. In general the outcome should assist the ISA to achieve its long-term environmental objectives as administrator of the common heritage of mankind.  The strategy needs to have as its objective the implementation of the environmental regulations governing exploitation.

A preliminary program together with registration information will be distributed in due course.

For further details contact:
                                                                               
Dr. Harald Ginzky
German Environment Agency
Section II 2.1 "General Aspects of Water and Soil "
Wörlitzer Platz 1
D-06844 Dessau
Tel.: 0049-340-2103-2373
Fax: 0049-340-2104-2373
Email: harald.ginzky@uba.de

Hans-Peter Damian
German Environment Agency
Section II 2.3 "Protection of the Marine Environment"
Wörlitzer Platz 1
D-06844 Dessau
Tel.: 0049-340-2103-2809
Fax: 0049-340-2104-2809
Email: hans-peter.damian@uba.de

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