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Caribbean Platform for Nutrients Management
by Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention - UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme (United Nations entity)
The objectives of the commitment are to:

Integrative governance arrangements for sustainable fisheries and for the protection of the marine environment.

Demonstrate the deployment of innovative, economically-viable appropriate wastewater technologies for small coastal communities to foster uptake, replication and up scaled investment;

Demonstrate the deployment of best nutrient management practices in agriculture in the areas of nutrient conservation, recycling and use efficiency, with added benefit of integrating climate-smart approaches;

Strengthen partnerships between on-site beneficiary groups, local and regional institutions to share best practices using the Caribbean Platforms for Nutrient and Wastewater Management.

Enhance institutional and stakeholder capacity within the CLME+ Region for nutrients reduction and habitat restoration using an Ecosystem-Based Management Approach.

Financing catalysed for the up-scaling of priority for the protection of the marine environment.

Through these investments, the capacities of the local agencies will be significantly strengthened to implement ongoing nutrient reduction activities. Increased awareness of the benefits of effective wastewater and nutrient management and methods will promote knowledge sharing and partnerships among regional and global communities and partner agencies on best practices. The project will be embedded within the programme of work of the Caribbean Environment Programme and the Global Programme of Action with technical support of the GPNM and GW2I Partnerships.

The Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution Protocol of the Cartagena Convention for which UNEP CEP is the Secretariat will form the broader regional legal framework for the project and facilitate replication and/or upscaling at national and regional levels. The project will also contribute to meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation, and Goal 14 on oceans.

This commitment is supportive of the 10-year Strategic Action Programme for the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (the CLME+ SAP) and the associated long-term vision of a healthy marine environment that provides benefits and livelihoods for the well-being of the people of this region. #CLMEplus
Progress reports
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
NUTRIENTS
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Manure management
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands)
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Coastal carbon sinks/blue carbon
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Ratification, accession and acceptance of UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
December 17
Regional Strategies and Action Plans for the reduction of impacts from excess nutrient loads on marine ecosystems and for the valuation, restoration and protection of key marine habitats.
December 18
Investment plans for high-priority actions to reduce LBS pollution and for habitat protection and restoration.
June 18
Baseline and (pre-)feasibility assessment reports on the needs and opportunities for investments to reduce the impacts of pollution on human well-being and for the enhanced protection and restoration of key habitats with special attention to coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangroves.
June 19
Ecosystem-Based Adaption project for the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf
Staff / Technical expertise
500,000
Financing (in USD)
800,000 USD
In-kind contribution
800000
Basic information
Time-frame: 2016 January - 2019 December
Partners
Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention - UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme (UN agency); UN Environment Global Programme of Action and associated partnerships on Wastewater and Nutrients (UN agency and Partnership), CLME+ Project (Partnership), Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)(IGO), Caribbean Community (CARICOM)(IGO), Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)(IGO), Organization of Fishing and Aquaculture in Central America (OSPESCA)(IGO), Comisin Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD)(IGO), UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP)(UN), Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC)(UN), University of the West Indies Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (UWI-CERMES)(Academic) and several other organisations.
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Governments and Local Communities
Contact information
Lorna Inniss, Coordinator, lvi@cep.unep.org, 18769229267
Kingston, Jamaica
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