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NOWPAP recent developments

On 13-15 July 2016, NOWPAP representative participated in the 8th EAS Partnership Council

DINRAC and MERRAC projects for 2016-2017

DINRAC and MERRAC had their Focal Points Meetings

Ecological Quality Objectives for the NOWPAP region

Regional workshop was organized by NOWPAP POMRAC

NOWPAP at G7 Environment Ministers Meeting

On 15-16 May 2016, G7 Environment Ministers have met in Toyama, Japan


 

The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) was adopted in September 1994 as a part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Implementation of NOWPAP contributes to the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) in the Northwest Pacific region.

The Northwest Pacific region features coastal and island ecosystems with spectacular marine life and commercially important fishing resources. The region is also one of the most densely populated parts of the world, resulting in enormous pressures and demands on the environment.

The overall goal of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan is "the wise use, development and management of the coastal and marine environment so as to obtain the utmost long-term benefits for the human populations of the region, while protecting human health, ecological integrity and the region’s sustainability for future generations".

The geographical scope of NOWPAP covers the marine environment and coastal zones from about 121 degree E to 143 degree E longitude, and from approximately 33 degree N to 52 degree N latitude.

To learn more about NOWPAP activities, please check Projects and Regional Activity Centres.





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