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THE NODES

About the node:

The Mediterranean became the first region to adopt an Action Plan (MAP) in 1975, just after the creation of the Regional Seas Programme in 1974, and was revised in 1995.

Although the MAP’s initial focus was on marine pollution control, it gradually widened from a sectoral approach to pollution control, to integrated coastal zone planning and management as the key tool through which solutions are being sought.

Six Regional Activity Centers (RACs) are responsible for the implementation of the Mediterranean Action Plan for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Sustainable Development of the Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean under the leadership of the UN Environment  Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention. See more  

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Contact:

Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)
Tel: +30 210 7273100
Website: http://web.unep.org/unepmap

About the node:

Northwest Pacific Regional Node of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter was established with the support of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA), the Northwest Pacific Environmrntal Cooperation Center (NPEC) and the Regional Coordinating Unit of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP).

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Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Tel: +68521929 
E-mail: Anthony Talouli  anthonyt@sprep.org
Website: https://www.sprep.org/

About the node:

Pacific Regional (SPREP) Node is the regional organization established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific.

The head office is based in Apia, Samoa with about 100 staff. There is also a SPREP office in Fiji with four staff as well as SPREP Officers stationed in the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SPREP has an annual budget of USD $29 million in 2018.

The establishment of SPREP sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development.

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Contact:

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Tel: +68521929  

E-mail: Anthony Talouli anthonyt@sprep.org

Website: https://www.sprep.org/

About the node:

The South Asian Seas Action Plan (SASAP) was adopted in March 1995. The South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) is acting as the Action Plan secretariat.  

South Asian Seas Action Plan (SASAP) focuses on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), oil-spill contingency planning, human resource development and the environmental effects of land-based activities.  

Although there is no regional convention yet, SASAP follows existing global environmental and maritime conventions and considers Law of the Sea as its umbrella convention. See more

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Contact

Tel : +94 11 2596443

E-mail: Sivaji Patra spor_sasp@sacep.org / sivajipatra@gmail.com  

Website: http://www.sacep.org/

About the node:

UN Environment established the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) in 1981 as one of its Regional Seas Programmes in recognition of the importance and value of the Wider Caribbean Region’s fragile and vulnerable coastal and marine ecosystems including endemic plants and animals.

Countries of the region then adopted an Action Plan also in 1981 that led to the development and adoption of the Cartagena Convention on 24 March 1983. See more

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Contact:

Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) (co-host)
Tel: (876) 922-9267-9
Email: rcu@cep.unep.org, Christopher Corbin: christopher.corbin@un.org
Website: www.cep.unep.org