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Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Mar 24, 1983
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000763)
Title (French)

Convention pour la protection et la mise en valeur du milieu marin dans la région des Caraïbes

Title (Spanish)

Convenio Para la Protección y el Desarrollo del Medio Marino en la Región del Gran Caribe

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zum Schutz und zur Entwicklung der Meeresumwelt im Karibischen Raum

Place of adoption
Cartagena
Depository
Colombia
Language
English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Oct 11, 1986
Subject
Sea, Wild species & ecosystems, Air & atmosphere, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Biodiversity Data collection/reporting International relations/cooperation International agreement-text Air quality/air pollution Research EIA Management/conservation Early warning system/emergency intervention system Exploration Institution Marine pollution Dispute settlement Maritime zone Liability/compensation Monitoring Ecosystem preservation
Geographical area
Latin America and the Caribbean
Abstract

Objectives: To protect and manage the marine environment and coastal areas of the Wider Caribbean region.

Summary of provisions: The Parties agree to take all necessary measures to prevent, reduce and control pollution of the Convention area (art. 4), particularly pollution from ships (art. 5), dumping (art. 6), land-based sources (art. 7), activities relating to exploration and exploitation of the sea bed (art. 8) and airborne pollution (art. 9). They undertake to protect and preserve rare or fragile ecosystems as well as the habitat of depleted, threatened or endangered species and other marine life in especially protected areas (art. 10). Parties are to cooperate in dealing with pollution emergencies in the Convention area (art. 11), in assessing environmental impacts in the Convention area (art. 12) and in exchanging data and other scientific and technical information (art. 13). The Convention establishes rules and procedures for the determination for liability and compensation for damage resulting from pollution of the Convention area (art. 14).

Institutional mechanisms: Parties designate UNEP function as the secretariat for the Convention (art. 15).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Antigua and Barbuda -
Bahamas -
Barbados
Belize -
Colombia
Costa Rica -
Cuba -
Dominica -
Dominican Republic -
European Union - -
France
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana -
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis -
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -
Trinidad and Tobago -
United Kingdom
United States of America
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of

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