12 April 2022
MIMA Fellow Cheryl Rita was invited to deliver a lecture targeted at the marine environmental law cluster at the Gujarat Maritime University (GMU) in India. The Head of the Centre for Straits of Malacca presented the topic “Sustainable Management of the Marine Environment and Living Resources in the Straits of Malacca” on a virtual platform.
The lecture focused on the Straits’ management.
This was the GMU’s second engagement with MIMA, concentrating on knowledge sharing and the exchange of views and perspectives with international colleagues. Through the virtual platform, the session was open to GMU professors and students, as well as other international participants.
The discussions focused on various aspects of international and regional cooperative engagements between the littoral states and user states towards ensuring the Straits’ environmental protection and resource sustainability in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The forum also emphasised related issues and challenges concerning the increasing number of ships traversing the Straits, as well as the latest developments and related International Maritime Organization (IMO) provisions focusing on green practices and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 13 (Climate Action) and 14 (Life Below Water) by the ports and shipping sector.