Assessment & Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP)

The AMEP Sub-programme concerns the assessment and management of environmental pollution and provides regional co-ordination for the implementation of the Protocols concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) and the Co-operation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region (Oil Spills Protocol).



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.

Thematic Areas

Programme Coordination
GEF Projects
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Wastewater Management
Watershed Management
Waste Management
National Programmes of Action
Oil Spills Response Planning
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 

Information Material

AMEP Workplan 08/09

AMEP  Brochure

AMEP Media Brief 

Fact Sheets

Heavy Metals
Solid Waste & Marine Litter
Oils (Hydrocarbons)
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Pesticides
Radioactive Substances
Wastewater, Sewage and Sanitation
Sedimentation and Erosion
limate Change


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.