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Development of the Western Indian Ocean Action Plan on Marine Litter and Microplastics - Session 5: Management of Marine Litter and Municipal Wastewater in the Western Indian Ocean Paper 1
Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam

Marine litter and micro-plastics has recently taken a top slot in the political and public agenda on the health and integrity of the world’s oceans. Over 80% of marine pollution that constitute marine litter and micro-plastics is from land based sources , largely associated with diverse anthropogenic activities such as increasing use of synthetic materials, industrialization and urbanization of coastal areas, where disposal and waste management practices are inadequate. To effectively manage marine litter, an adequate knowledge is necessary about drivers, sources, types, amount and dispersion. Policy measures are then needed to address the generation of marine litter and micro-plastics, in particular those that can be prevented at the sources.


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2018
English Speaking Working Group: Egypt, Finland, Kirgizstan, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, BRS
United Nations Environment Programme

Experiences and challenges on NIP development, update and implementation - Reports from the 6 working groups during the workshop


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2018
Elementos para la Sesión: Finanzas como una herramienta para promover la implementación de la agenda ambiental en los países de la región
United Nations Environment Programme

Elementos para discutir en la Sesión de Finanzas como una herramienta para promover la implementación de la agenda ambiental en los países de la región durante el segmento ministerial de la XXI Reuniòn del Foro de MInistros de Medio ambiente de América Latina y el Caribe


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2018
Food for thoughts - Group 3: Mauritius, Ethiopia & Zambia
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Using Scenarios and Voluntary Commitments to Guide Policy and Practice to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 in the Western Indian Ocean:White Paper for the Science-Policy Workshop of the 9th Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention, 9-11 July 2018
World Wide Fund for Nature, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean

The United Nations Agenda 2030 further enshrines the central role of the ocean for sustainable development through Goal 14 (SDG14), to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources ", to lift millions of people out of poverty. The 2017 United Nations Oceans Conference provided a platform to focus countries' and other stakeholders' attention on commitments to achieving SDG14 at national and regional levels. Most countries of the Western Indian Ocean attended the UN Ocean Conference in June 2017, submitting national statements on their commitments to implement SDG 14 through national processes. In addition, countries and organizations responded to the Call from the conference for joint Voluntary Commitments with a more regional scope. Several were submitted, spearheaded by one from the Nairobi Convention Secretariat.


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2018
A Partnership for Ocean Governance and Fisheries Management in the Western Indian Ocean region - Session 11: Sustainability of WIOSAP Paper 1
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Elementos para el Diálogo Ministerial: Descarbonización y Resiliencia
United Nations Environment Programme

Elementos para el Diálogo Ministerial: Descarbonización y Resiliencia


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2018
Workplan and Budget for the Specially Protected Areas And Wildlife (SPAW) Subprogramme for the 2019 - 2020 Biennium
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

This Workplan covers the 2019 - 2020 biennium and sets out the priorities for the Regional Programme on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean Region (SPAW). During this period, the Workplan will focus on activities that assist with the implementation of the SPAW Protocol and its coordination with other regional programmes and organizations dealing with biodiversity conservation and management, particularly regarding protected areas and wildlife as well as relevant global initiatives and multilateral environmental agreements


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2018
Group : Tunisie et Maroc
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
Revised Work-Plans and Budgets for the ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIO-SAP)’ - Presented to the 2nd Project Steering Committee for Consideration and Approval
United Nations Environment Programme

The WIOSAP Project ideally started in September 2016 after signing of the Inter-Collaborative Agreement (ICA) and launched in April of 2017 in Mauritius. Since then, low key implementation of activities has been going on with full scale implementation being constrained by capacity since the PMU was not established yet till January 2018, when the Project Manager came on board.


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2018