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I had the privilege to appear on behalf of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the advisory proceedings on climate change and the oceans, brought before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) by the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law (COSIS).

The Tribunal is requested to provide much-needed guidance on the obligations of State Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea with respect to greenhouse gas emissions causing ocean warming, sea level rise, and ocean acidification.

I presented the DRC’s oral submissions alongside my colleagues Ivon Mingashang, Jean Paul Segihobe and Sylvain Lumu MBAYA, Ph.D, with the invaluable support of Ézéchiel Amani Cirimwami, PhD, François Habiyaremye Muhashy, and Marta Duch G