EU ready to ratify High Seas Treaty

EU High Seas Treaty

European Council adopts United Nations’ agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

The United Nations’ agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), also known as the “High Seas Treaty” has been adopted by the European Council. With the decision, taken on 17 June 2024, the EU is now ready to formally deposit the ratification instrument, which the EU and its Member States are committed to doing before the next UN Ocean conference in June 2025.

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