Assessment & Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP)

The AMEP Sub-programme (Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution) concerns the assessment and management of environmental pollution and provides regional co-ordination for the implementation of the Protocol concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) and the Protocol concerning 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 and oversee the day-to-day implementation of AMEP Projects and activities within the framework of the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP);

Ensure that the formulation and implementation of projects and activities satisfy the obligations of the LBS and Oil Spills Protocols;

Promote ratification of, accession to, and effective implementation of the LBS and Oil Spills Protocols;

Enhance coordination, collaboration and communication with relevant regional and international organizations in the development and  implementation of AMEP projects and activities; and 

Enhance involvement of LBS and Oil Spills Regional Activity Centers (RAC) in the design and implementation of AMEP’s projects and activities.

Thematic Areas

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 Management

Fact Sheets

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

Information Material

Work Plan and Budget 2013/2014
Media Brief (2008)
LBS Focal Point Directory

The AMEP Sub-Programme assists with the regionalisation of global agreements and initiatives such as Agenda 21, Barbados Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Programme of Action, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), and the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA).  It also supports the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements such as the BASEL Convention on Hazardous Wastes, the London Dumping Convention and the MARPOL Convention.

Learn about the Cartagena Convention and its Protocols.

Our office in Kingston, Jamaica is the Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention and its Protocols.

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Revised criteria for the listing of species

Revised criteria for the listing of species in the Annexes of the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) and Procedure for the submission and approval of nominations of species for inclusion in, or deletion from Annexes I, II and III

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Entry Rules and Conditions

Children must be between the ages of 8 and 14 during the year 2010 and residents of Jamaica.

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Vacancies & Internships

Current list of vacancies and internships available at the Secretariat to the CEP.

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Information for Interns

The CEP has a very vibrant Internship Programme open to local and international students which offers candidates a variety of skills and life lessons on completion. Please find below information for individuals considering working with the CEP as an Intern.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to assist you in making an informed decision, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions from prospective candidates for your information.

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Vacancy - SPAW Programme Assistant

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of SPAW Programme Assistant.

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Vacancy - Administrative Officer

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Administrative Officer.

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Vacancy - Computer Information Systems Assistant

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Computer Information Systems Assistant.

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