actors and agreements in the region
Global action and Global
Regional Seas Programme. >
UNEP Global programme of action for the protection of
the marine environment from land-based activities (UNEP
Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). >
Regional Office for Africa (ROA). >
Coral Reef Initiative and other organizations and networks
the threats to coral reefs, including the effects of
oil . >
Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSnet).
conventions, agreements, action plans and actors
for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of
the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central
African Region (Abidjan Convention). >
International Waters projects. >
Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem Project.
Development Bank. >
Learning and Information Sharing Tool (DLIST). An
information sharing process focusing on the transboundary
coastal zone of the Northern Cape, South Africa and
Namibia. DLIST Benguela aims to assist coastal planners,
managers and resource users implement effective integrated
coastal zone management solutions.
reports on the state of the marine and coastal environment
Africa Environment Outlook. Pollution
of Central Africa's Coastal and Marine Environment:
"Marine pollution is a cause for concern in Central
Africa, especially in the Gulf of Guinea extending from
Guinea- Bissau in Western Africa to Gabon, and in the
nearshore waters of oil-producing states. Sources of
pollution include offshore oil exploration, coastal
industries and oil refinery activities, and illegal
activities including dumping of wastes at sea."
Pollution of Western Africa's Coastal and Marine Environment.
of the Environment in Africa.
UNEP GPA: Overview
on Land-based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine,
Coastal and Associated Freshwater Environment in the
West and Central African Region.
UNEP GPA: West
and Central African Region (brief description of
environmental state, priority issues).
Environment Outlook 3 (GEO3). Coastal and marine
of Rhode Island: Large Marine Ecosystems (LME): The
region includes the Canary
Current, the Guinea
Current, and the
sector and NGOs actors and initiatives
Action Network (RAN): Oil
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF).
International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors
and Response Organisations. >
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation
Association (IPIECA). See for example case studies of
oil activities in sensitive areas in Gabon and Angola.