Video archive: The U.N. High Seas Treaty and Protecting our Global Commons with Hiroko Muraki-Gottlieb


Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb


We welcome Hiroko Muraki-Gottlieb, Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University.

The high seas, nearly ⅔ of the ocean, belong to all but no one in particular: It is a global common. In June 2023, after more than 20 years of studies and negotiations, nearly 200 countries agreed by consensus to adopt a historic treaty to better conserve and sustainably use the high seas. The Treaty will address the unprecedented and accelerating biological diversity loss and degradation of the ocean due to climate change, pollution, and unsustainable use. It also aims to advance scientific research, globally, and address inequalities in sharing benefits associated with organisms of the high seas. Join environmental lawyer Hiroko Muraki-Gottlieb as she discusses the challenges and opportunities to effectively implement the treaty to ensure the health of the largest biodiversity of the Earth for the current and future generations.

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