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The ecosystem approach and the barrier of state sovereignty in environmental treaties

Dario Piselli
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Biodiversité: entre science et politique

Marc Hufty
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Environmental Protection in Antarctica; Temptations and Accountability

Global Governance Centre and Centre for International Environmental Studies
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28 October, 2020

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Marc Hufty
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9 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – SDGs and Impact Investing

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education
Teaching
Executive education

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

Executive Education
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31 August, 2021

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making Q&A

Executive Education and Anne Saab
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14th June 2021

On the Global Pact for the Environment

Jorge Vinuales
Events
1–4 February 2022

2nd International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding

Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding
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Policy, 26 November, 2019

Endangered Earth

Christophe Gironde, Marc Hufty, Ronald Jaubert and Marc Galvin
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18 October, 2021

Tipping or Turning Point? Towards a Nature Positive Society by 2030

Maison de la Paix
Centre for International Environmental Studies
News
19th January 2023

New CIES Visiting Fellow Valeria Mendez Working on Indicators for a Fair Conservation of Wilderness Areas under the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Centre for International Environmental Studies
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Goal 14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform highlights that the “increasingly adverse impacts of climate change (including ocean acidification), overfishing and marine pollution are jeopardizing recent gains in protecting portions of the world’s oceans”. Read more about Goal 14

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Target 14.1

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

Target 14.2

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

Target 14.3

Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

Target 14.4

By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

Target 14.5

By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

Target 14.6

By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation

Target 14.7

By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

Target 14.a

Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

Target 14.b

Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

Target 14.c

Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want