Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP)

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Set up by Caribbean nations in support of Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention). Protocols: Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region; Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region; Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities.


Promote regional cooperation for the protection and development of the marine environment of the Wider Caribbean Region; provide a consolidated legislative, institutional and programmatic framework for cooperation among member countries and organizations concerned with the management of marine and coastal resources in the Region; provide effective coordination for implementing the Programme.

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Sub-Programmes -

 • 'Assessment and Management of Environment Pollution (AMEP)': Reducing Pesticide Run-Off to the Caribbean Sea; Planning for Rehabilitation, Environmental Management and Coastal Development in the Wake of Hurricane Mitch; Coastal/Watershed Area Management; Training for Rehabilitation of Contaminated Bays; Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution; Sewage Collection and Treatment; Sanitation Plan for Whitehorses, Pamphret and Botany Bay (Jamaica); Small Grants Programme - Best Management Practices for Agriculture; Development of National Programmes of Action; Joint Regional Project to Assist Governments of the Wider Caribbean Region in Classifying their Waters so as to Facilitate the Implementation of the LBS Protocol; Joint Regional Project for the Development of Safe Recreational Water Environments.

 • 'Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW)': Strengthening of Protected Areas; Development of Guidelines for Protected Areas and Species Management; Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species; Conservation and Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems; International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN) in the Wider Caribbean; Training in Protected Areas and Wildlife Management; Sustainable Tourism.

 • 'Information Systems for the Management of Marine and Coastal Resources (CEPNET)': Strengthening of Secretariat's Information Management Capabilities; CEP Clearinghouse Mechanisms; Spatial Analysis for Decision-Making.

 • 'Education, Training and Awareness': Promoting Awareness and Understanding of the LBS Protocol; Promotion of the Caribbean Environment Programme and its Sub-Programmes; Distance Learning for Integrated Coastal Management.

Work also covers: mutual combating oil spill; biological diversity conservation; environmental information systems; technical assistance; capacity-building - development and strengthening of regional and national, institutional and legislative frameworks; standardization of approaches and methodologies; encouragement of appropriate research; joint management of shared resources and exchange of relevant information. Organizes meetings (annually or biennially) for monitoring project implementation, efficient functioning of the Programme and administrative purposes. Sub-programmes integrate and implement the Caribbean Action Plan (CAR) and the Cartagena Convention.


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Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Oceanography
    • Marine
  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Resources
    • Resources
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Development
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News Received

9. Jan 2008
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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