About the CEP
The Cartagena Convention provides the legal framework for the work of UNEP CEP and is supported by three technical protocols addressing specific environmental issues namely, oil spills, specially protected areas and wildlife and land-based sources of marine pollution. The CEP provides the programmatic 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 serves as Secretariat to the CEP and the Cartagena Convention.
The CEP has three main sub-programmes:
- Assessment and Management of Environment Pollution (AMEP)
- Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW)
- Communication, Education, Training and Awareness (CETA)
Check out a visual summary of UNEP CEP below.