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How ought to the excessive seas be protected?

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Video Duration 24 minutes 55 seconds

From: Inside Story

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

Guests:

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

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