Carbon dioxide can be classed as pollution under the UN law of the sea and countries have an obligation to prevent it from entering the ocean.
Global leaders pledged to protect 10% of the oceans by 2020. We’re nowhere close and the goal has proven particularly challenging to achieve in international waters.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
Companies are developing technologies to mine the deep sea, but environmental regulations have yet to be finalized.
China’s actions in the South China Sea are getting scant attention at Davos. But if the Chinese set a precedent for other rogue nations, there will be a profound impact on global free trade.
A conflict over the maritime border between the two countries has considerable implications for Timor-Leste’s future security, and its viability as an independent sovereign state.
As the ice recedes and technology for recovering resources in extreme conditions improves, the Arctic could become the theatre for future global conflicts. Here’s the story so far.