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Oil and Gas Exploration in the South Western Indian Ocean region

dc.contributorEcosystems Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme Institutional authorsen_US
dc.descriptionIn view of the major discoveries oil and gas in the WIO region and the potential social and economic impacts on the economies of the countries on one hand and negative environmental impacts on the other hand, it is prudent that adequate governance mechanisms are put in place. Governments in the region recognized this as an emerging issue and in the Fifth Meeting of the Contracting Parties, held in South Africa in 2007 the Nairobi Convention Secretariat was requested to assist governments to address the issue within the framework of the Nairobi Convention. This was reaffirmed at Focal Points Meeting held in 5 August 2012 in Maputo, Mozambique. The paper also responds to Article 4 d of the Convention, that obliges governments to ensure that new or existing activities, developments, programs, plans and processes that are likely to cause significant adverse environmental impacts are subjected to the coastal and marine environment are subjected to environmental impact assessment, or environmental audits, strategic environmental assessment or strategic environmental assessment as may be appropriate. The Secretariat in partnership with WWF, WIOMSA and other members of the Consortium for Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (WIO-C) have prepared an exploratory paper that outlines elements of a conducive investment climate on oil and gas.en_US
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem managementen_US
dc.subject.classificationResource efficiencyen_US
dc.titleOil and Gas Exploration in the South Western Indian Ocean regionen_US
dc.title.alternativeUNEP-DEPI-EAF-CP.7.Inf11 Oil and Gas_revised2en_US
dc.typeInformation Document/noteen_US
wd.meeting.nameConference of Parties 7en_US
wd.identifier.collectionMeeting Documentsen_US

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