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Review of GPA Implementation in the light of the Manila Declaration

The Government of the Philippines will host the 'Review of GPA Implementation in the light of the Manila Declaration'. This meeting will look at progress made since the Third Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities, in the context of the Manila Declaration, as well as the future plans of the GPA.

The Global Overview of Nutrient Management report – a product that governments asked UNEP as the Secretariat of the GPA to undertake during the IGR-3 - will also be launched.

Date: Sunday 17 February 2013
Time: 16:00 to 18:00 hours
Venue: Conference Room 7, UN Complex, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

Host: The Government of the Philippines

Documents:

Review of GPA Implementation in light of the Manila Declaration - Draft Agenda

GPA status report February 2013

Draft Operational Workplan for the GPA 2013 - Executive Summary

Draft Operational Workplan for the GPA 2013 - Full version


 

GPA at Rio + 20: Side events

The Coordinating Office of GPA organized two side events at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1) June 17 June, 10:00 to 11:45, Banco de Caixa Auditorium: " Nutrients for Food or Pollution? The Choice is Ours"

Summary of the session:http://www.unep.org/rio20/Side-Events/FullDetails.aspx?ID=36

International Nitrogen Assessment videoclip : In a five year project funded by the European Science Foundation programme "Nitrogen in Europe", 200 scientists/experts in the field produced "The European Nitrogen Assessment", which explains the state of the threats to water, air and soil quality and the impacts on biodiversity and climate change in Europe and highlights the possible solutions. The assessment can be downloaded from: http://www.nine-esf.org/ENA-Book


2)June 18 June, 10:00 to 11:45, Banco de Caixa Auditorium: "Marine Litter - Preventing our oceans from becoming dumps".

Honolulu Strategy

Honolulu Commitment

 Summary of the session: http://www.unep.org/rio20/Side-Events/FullDetails.aspx?ID=107

 

GLOC and IGR-3

The United Nations Environment Programme is pleased to announce that the Third Intergovernmental Review Meeting (IGR-3) on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) was held in Manila 25-26 January 2012.

Preceding the IGR-3, a Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections was organized 23-24 January to discuss emerging issues and science-policy interlinkages, feeding results into the IGR-3.