Marine and Coastal Issues
From May 11-22, 2015 in celebration of International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May, UNEP-CAR/RCU as Secretariat to the Protocol for Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW), will be featuring protected areas and species of the region listed under SPAW in recognition of their biological value to the region.
In April 2014, The Global Water Partnership Caribbean (GWP-C) and the United Nations Environmental Programme, Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit (UNEP-CAR/RCU) jointly hosted a “Meeting of Regional Partners in the Water and Wastewater Sector”.
A Sumary Report of the Meeting on Marine Plastic Waste and the Circular Economy: Building Long-Term Solutions to Immediate Challenges. Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The Wider Caribbean Region once supported populations of sea turtles that numbered in the millions. Seventeenth and eighteenth century mariner records document flotillas of turtles so dense and vast that net fishing was impossible, even the movement of ships was curtailed. Today some of the largest breeding populations the world has ever known are virtually gone; for example, the green turtles of the Cayman Islands. It is clear that sea turtles cannot survive the next century without unflinching regional cooperation and coordination of conservation and management programs. Everyone has a role to play!
Marine and coastal environment issues are dynamic and diverse. This section of the site is a good starting point for research into many of the pressing concerns of the nations and territories of the Wider Caribbean Region. It provides up to date information on the issues and what the CEP is doing in relation to the respective issues, links to relevant on-line documents and web sites.
Building Capacities to Improve Mainstreaming of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) Into Development Strategies and Policies in the Caribbean Region
This month's issue is focusing on the global issue of waste management and urbanization.