Assessment & Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP)
To control, prevent and reduce pollution of the coastal and marine environment from land and marine-based sources and activities thereby enabling countries of the Wider Caribbean to meet their obligations under the Land Based Sources of Marine Pollution and Oil Spills Protocols of the Cartagena Convention.
Coordinate and oversee the day-to-day implementation of AMEP Projects and activities within the framework of the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP);
Ensure that the formulation and implementation of projects and activities satisfy the obligations of the LBS and Oil Spills Protocols;
Promote ratification of, accession to, and effective implementation of the LBS and Oil Spills Protocols;
Enhance coordination, collaboration and communication with relevant regional and international organizations in the development and implementation of AMEP projects and activities; and
Enhance involvement of LBS and Oil Spills Regional Activity Centers (RAC) in the design and implementation of AMEP’s projects and activities.
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
National Programmes of Action
Oil Spills Response Planning
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
Solid Waste & Marine Litter
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Pesticides
Wastewater, Sewage and Sanitation
Sedimentation and Erosion
The AMEP Sub-Programme also assists with the regionalisation of global agreements and initiatives such as Agenda 21, Barbados Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Programme of Action, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), RIO + 20, the Samoa Outcome for SIDS and the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA).
It further supports the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements such as the BASEL Convention on Hazardous Wastes, the London Convention & Protocol and the MARPOL Convention.