Webinar | Consulting with Humankind: Integrating Stakeholder Voices in Deep-ocean Decision-making

Webinar | Consulting with Humankind: Integrating Stakeholder Voices in Deep-ocean Decision-making
November 8, 2021 No Comments Uncategorized Civil Society Forum of Tonga
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This fifth webinar in a series organized by Pew and RESOLVE will provide an opportunity to hear experts’ perspectives on national and international systems for incorporating stakeholder input into environmental decision-making and learn how these might be applied to governance of the deep seabed in areas beyond national jurisdiction. During the webinar, Ms. Alex Herman, Seabed Minerals Commissioner at Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority, will present a national perspective on stakeholder participation through her experiences with seabed management in the Cook Islands. Ms. Elisa Morgera, Director, One Ocean Hub, will share an international perspective on stakeholder participation in international human rights and environmental law. Dr. Aline Jaeckel, Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, will provide her thoughts on the current landscape and next steps on stakeholder participation at the ISA.

In addition to the initial presentations, the panelists will discuss their thoughts on the key elements required for proper stakeholder engagement in environmental decision-making. For example, how can regulators identify and proactively engage stakeholder communities; and how can the ISA best integrate the views of stakeholders when that might include all of humanity?

RESOLVE will host the webinar on Wednesday, 10 November from 15:00 to 16:30 Eastern [10:00 – 11:30 Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 20:00 – 21:30 Glasgow, Scotland; 7:00 – 8:30 (November 11) Sydney, Australia].

REGISTER to participate here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0by4oIfLSZyi2KcQTV7mmA

Please note that to ensure wide participation of stakeholders in different time zones, the timing for future webinars will be staggered and sessions will be recorded.

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