Topic outline

  • Unit 1 - Introduction

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. List some uses of the marine environment and their impact
    2. Define marine biodiversity

    It will take you 15 minutes to complete the unit excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 2 - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Explain why UNCLOS is often refer to as the Constitution for the the Oceans
    2. Name the maritime zones established by UNCLOS
    3. Recall key provisions of UNCLOS and resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly addressing the protection and conservation of the marine environment 
    4. Describe on-going process towards a new agreement under UNCLOS for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

    It will take you 25 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Unit 3 - The United Nations Fish Stock Agreement

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Describe key provisions of the Fish Stock Agreement

    It will take you 20 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 4 - Convention on Biological Diversity

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Describe key provisions and processes addressing the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity

    It will take you 20 minutes to complete this unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 5 - Marine Pollution and Ballast Waters

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Recall two international agreements under the International Maritime Organization that contribute towards the conservation of marine biodiversity

    It will take you 15 minutes to complete this unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 6 - International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Describe the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling 
    2. Explain the recent developments regarding the moratorium on commercial whaling and the International Whaling Commission

    It will take you 20 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Unit 7 - Instruments adopted under the auspices of FAO

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. List several FAO instruments addressing fisheries
    2. Describe the scope, objective and key provisions of such instruments

    It will take you 25 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 8 - Regional Fisheries Instruments and Bodies

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Define what regional fisheries bodies and agreements are
    2. Describe the scope, objective and key provisions of two regional fisheries agreements

    It will take you 20 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials

    Book: 1
  • Unit 9 - Regional Sea Agreements

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Recall several regional agreements addressing the protection and preservation of marine biodiversity 

    It will take you 20 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials. 

    Book: 1
  • Unit 10 - Large Marine Ecosystem Mechanisms

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    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1. Define large marine ecosystems
    2. Explain how the large marine ecosystems Mechanisms are set up

    It will take you 15 minutes to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Note that IUCN Academy of Environmental Law translated courses into Chinese and French, while the Legal Response Initiative prepared the Spanish and Russian translations. The English version would prevail in case of discrepancy.