Template for National Reporting on the Cartagena Convention and its Protocols

United Nations Environment Programme ; Caribbean Environment Programme (2010-10-08)

The Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, known as the Cartagena Convention, is a legally binding regional agreement for the protection and development of the Wider Caribbean Region. The Convention focuses on land-based sources of pollution, dumping of wastes at sea, pollution from ships, biodiversity protection, and airborne pollution among other things. Within the Convention, three protocols have been developed to deal with these issues: the Oil Spills Protocol; the Specially Protected Areas & Wildlife Protocol (SPAW); and Land-Based Sources and Activities Protocol (LBS).

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