Protecting our Caribbean Sea & Securing our Future
Countries of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) adopted an Action Plan in 1981 that led to the development and adoption of the Cartagena Convention on 24 March 1983. This Convention is the first and only regionally binding treaty of its kind. It promotes the protection and development of the marine environment of the Region.
The following video "About CEP - Dive a Little Deeper" showcases the importance of our work.
The Cartagena Convention provides the legal framework for our work. It is supported by three technical agreements or protocols on oil spills, specially protected areas and wildlife and land-based sources of marine pollution. The Caribbean Environment Programme provides the framework for the Cartagena Convention and its Protocols.
The Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) located in Kingston, Jamaica was established in 1986 and is the Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention.
The Caribbean Environment Programme has three sub-programmes:
- Assessment and Management of Environment Pollution (AMEP)
- Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW)
- Communication, Education, Training and Awareness (CETA)
Check out our infographic which highlights our achievements for 2010-2014.
The following video showcases some of our projects and activities to commemorate 30 years of work in the Wider Caribbean Region. Please enjoy.