This page has information on New Zealand's engagement in international discussions and negotiations impacting the marine environment.
About our international work
The Ministry engages in international discussions and negotiations on global and regional environmental challenges impacting the marine environment. This work enables us to influence decisions made by international environmental organisations that significantly affect New Zealand. It also enables us to utilise international research, knowledge and experience in environmental policy and practice.
New Zealand is currently contributing to the International Seabed Authority's work to develop an international regulatory framework for the exploitation of seabed minerals in the high seas. The International Seabed Authority was established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
For our submissions to the International Seabed Authority see New Zealand’s experiences with adaptive management for seabed mining projects.