In this Sea and Society talk Niels Krabbe discusses the conflict between different legal understandings of the genetic resources of the deep-seas, including the prospects for resolving these issues in the expected new treaty on Biological Diversity Beyond National Jurisdiction.
8 dec 2021
12:05 - 13:00
7 december 2021
Niels Krabbe, Researcher, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg
The deep seas conceal some of the biosphere’s most peculiar life forms. In hydrothermal vents, where life may have begun 3.7 billion years ago, organisms have developed properties to withstand and even thrive under extreme pressure, complete darkness and high temperatures.
In recent years, the interest in using bioactive properties from deep-sea organisms as the basis for pharmaceutical and other biotechnological innovation has increased. This has ignited a lively academic and political debate on the legal status of accessing and claiming legal rights to genetic resources.
He is currently focusing on trade-offs between climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation in marine management.
About Sea and Society Talks
Sea and Society Talks is a lunch seminar series organized by Centre for Sea and Society focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminars link goal 14 "Life below water" with the other 16 goals.
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