The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources was established to begin the management of fishing activities in Antarctic waters.
The Convention is regarded as the “constitution of the ocean”. It delimits the national jurisdiction over the oceans
and establishes the International Seabed Authority, which manages the mineral resources of the international seabed on behalf of all mankind and ensures the benefits of future development of seabed mineral resources in the high seas can be shared with all human beings.
The meeting began the first round of treaty-based ocean lawmaking in which different countries participated in as equals. The conference adopted four conventions on the law of the sea: the Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, the Convention on the High Seas, Convention on the Fishing and Conservation of High Seas Biological Resources and the Continental Shelf Convention. These four conventions are also known as the “Geneva Conventions”, and most of the rules they form are traditional customary rules of the law of the sea.
In march 2016, green finance was written into the article 48 of “the 13th Five-Year Plan” for the first time. Hence, establishing green financial system has officially risen to China’s national strategy.
As the coordinator of CPG, Greenovation Hub has organized 6 cross-border dialogues to form a consistent learning mechanism to promote this industry’s capacity building and collaboration. Furthermore, Greenovation Hub has published 78 bilingual climate alerts (Chinese & English). These alerts focus on significant domestic and international climate and energy events, explore the environmental, economic and health benefits and equity issues brought by accelerated climate action, and energy transformation. These alerts enhance the community’s consensus and action to address climate change.
Greenovation Hub has been working on research and advocacy of climate policy for several years. In January 2015, Greenovation Hub completed the report Climate Justice II: Review of the Paris Agreement from the refinement of country group. We responded to 6 domestic and international major events related to climate, energy and sustainable development issues in a timely manner. Also, we made interpretations of main Intended National Determined Contributions (INDCs), while tracking climate negotiations and publishing more than 10 observational and analytical articles.