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Law of the Sea

An underwater sculpture at Molinere Bay, in the Marine Protected Area of Grenada.
UNEP/NOOR/Kadir van Lohuizen

Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a ‘healthy, resilient and productive ocean’

While the world’s oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ­­– all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth’s surface by 2030.