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The world’s oceans are threatened by issues ranging from overfishing to deep-sea mining.
International waters are the planet’s last lawless wilderness.
But they also form a huge thriving ecosystem, crucial to every living thing, providing half of the oxygen we breathe.
For the fifth time in 15 years, delegates from 193 UN member states met in New York.
They argue over how to formalize a Treaty of the High Seas to protect the deep oceans.
So, can a global treaty preserve them?
Presenter: Nick Clark
Will McCallum – Co-Executive Director at Greenpeace UK
Minna Epps – Head of the Ocean team at International Union for Conservation of Nature
Robert Blasiak – Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre