Video Duration 24 minutes 55 seconds
United Nations members are assembly to agree on a deal to guard worldwide waters.
Countries have tried for years to reach a world settlement on defending the excessive seas.
These are areas of the world’s oceans that fall past the jurisdiction of anyone nation. Two-thirds of oceans are thought of worldwide waters, however just one.2 p.c of those excessive seas are protected.
This means a lot of the world’s marine life is uncovered to rising threats from local weather change, overfishing and transport. United Nations member states assembly in New York City intention to have a legally binding treaty to guard 30 p.c of the world’s oceans by 2030.
But what has prevented an settlement till now?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Jessica Battle – senior professional on world ocean coverage, World Wildlife Fund
Daanish Mustafa – professor of essential geography, King’s College London
Will McCallum – head of oceans, Greenpeace UK