Why is this an issue for ACOPS?
Sustainable development theory underpins environmental protection and sets targets and goals for governance of the marine environment.
The UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ACOPS has a special link with the Asia Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST).
Professor David Johnson participated in the UN Oceans Conference 2017.
Professor Johnson will continue to follow the development of an international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (General Assembly resolution 69/292).