This regional action plan is prepared in response to UNEA Resolutions 1/6, 2/11 and 3/20 in an effort to address the problem of marine litter in a coordinated and collaborative manner among the contracting parties to the Nairobi Convention.
The plan is aimed at: setting standards for contracting parties on the agreed commitments into action for improvement of the quality of marine and coastal environment; supporting future implementation of the LBSA Protocol; and supporting achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14, especially target 14.1 that seeks to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds by 2025, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
The proposed actions focus on five broad areas: Institutions and Stakeholders’ Engagement; Policy and Legal Frameworks; Operations for Removal and Prevention of Marine litter; Education and Outreach; and Monitoring, Research and Reporting advocating exchange and sharing of experiences, lessons and best practices in managing marine litter.
- Title: WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN REGIONAL ACTION PLAN ON MARINE LITTER (WIO-RAPMaLi)
- Date: 29 Nov 2019