New York Times
A group of prominent officials from several nations are creating an independent body dedicated to making environmental protection a top priority in global policymaking involving the high seas.
The organization, the Global Ocean Commission, is to be led by the former Costa Rican president José María Figueres; Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s planning minister; and David Miliband, a former British foreign secretary. So far there is no American representation.
Mr. Milibrand described the United Nations Law of the Sea, which went into full force in 1994, as “a great achievement.” Still, “we urgently need a governance framework that delivers its aims and objectives for today’s global ocean,” he said.
Read the full aricle, Group Seeks to Jump-Start Ocean Protections, on the New York Times website.