Assessment & Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP)

The Pollution (AMEP) programme support countries in their implementation of the Protocols concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) and Co-operation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region (Oil Spills Protocol).



To control, prevent and reduce pollution of the coastal and marine environment from land and marine-based sources and activities thereby enabling countries of the Wider Caribbean to meet their obligations under the  Land-based Sources of Marine Pollution and Oil Spills Protocols of the Cartagena Convention


Coordinate implementation of projects and activities;

Ensure projects and activities support countries in meeting their obligations under the Pollution/LBS and Oil Spills Protocols;

Promote ratification and implementation of the Pollution/LBS and Oil Spills Protocols;

Enhance coordination, collaboration and communication with relevant regional and international organizations; and 

Involve the Pollution/LBS and Oil Spills Regional Activity Centers (RAsC) in the design and implementation of projects and activities.


Programme Coordination
GEF Projects
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Wastewater Management
Watershed Management
Waste Management
National Programmes of Action
Oil Spills Response Planning
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 

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Heavy Metals
Solid Waste & Marine Litter
Oils (Hydrocarbons)
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Pesticides
Radioactive Substances
Wastewater, Sewage and Sanitation
Sedimentation and Erosion
limate Change


Relationship with Global Environmental Agreements

The AMEP Sub-Programme also assists with the regionalisation of global agreements and initiatives such as:

  • Agenda 21
  • Barbados Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Programme of Action
  • Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI),
  • RIO + 20,
  • Samoa Outcome for Small Island Developing States (SIDS);
  • Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA); and
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

It further supports the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements such as the:

  • BASEL Convention on Hazardous Wastes,
  • London Convention & Protocol and
  • MARPOL Convention.