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Protocol concerning Co-operation in combating Pollution in cases of Emergency

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Mar 23, 1981
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000548)
Title (French)

Protocole relatif à la coopération en matière de lutte contre la pollution en cas de situation critique

Title (Other)

Protokoll betreffend die Zusammenarbeit im Kampf gegen die Verschmutzung in Notfällen

Place of adoption
Abidjan
Depository
Côte d'Ivoire
Language
English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Aug 5, 1984
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Data collection/reporting EIA Monitoring Oil pollution Resource/damage valuation Early warning system/emergency intervention system Oil International relations/cooperation Maritime zone Hazardous substances Marine pollution
Geographical area
Africa
Abstract

Objective To protect the marine environment, the coastal zones and the related internal waters falling within the jurisdiction of the States of the West and Central African region against pollution in cases of emergency. Summary of provisions: The Parties undertake to cooperate in all matters relating to the protection of their respective coastline and related interests from the threat and effects of pollution resulting from marine emergencies, especially by exchanging relevant information (arts. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10). They agree to assist each other, on demand, in cases of marine emergencies (art. 8). Finally, they are to endeavour to maintain and promote marine emergency contingency plans (art. 9) and take appropriate measures to prevent, reduce, combat and control the effects of pollution (art. 10).

(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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Website
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Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Cameroon
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Mauritania - -
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone -
South Africa
Togo

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