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
UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).
UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and Pacific (RRC.AP).
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSnet).
conventions, agreements, action plans and actors
Plan for the Protection and Management of the Marine
and Coastal Environment of the South Asian Seas Region.
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme
World BankGEF: Preparation of a Transboundary
Diagnostic Analysis and Preliminary Framework Strategic
Action Program for the Bay
of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem.
Ocean MoU on Port State Control. >
and Gas Maps of India.
Maps of oil refineries, and oil and gas pipelines in
reports on the state of the marine and coastal environment
UNEP Regional Seas: "Our seas are rich in shallow
tropical marine species, our estuaries are lined with
extensive mangroves, and our islands are sheltered by
magnificent coral reefs. But if our environment is remarkable,
our environmental problems are all too mundane: expanding
human populations, oil transport across the Arabian
Sea, heavy use of agricultural and industrial chemicals,
harmful fishing practices, and ill-planned land use.
These pressures have destroyed important habitat, driven
many wildlife species near to extinction, and altogether
compromised our peoples future".
Pacific Environment Outlook 2. Published periodically
to present the state of environment and its trend in
the region. The report aims to critically review the
existing status of the environment, the driving forces
for changes, and the existing set of policy initiatives
undertaken to confront environmental challenges.
UNEP GPA: South
Asian Seas (brief description of environmental state,
State of the Environment South Asia 2001. Published
in conjunction with the South Asia Cooperative Environment
of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2000.
Environment Outlook 3 (GEO3). Coastal and marine
of Rhode Island: Large Marine Ecosystems (LME): The
region includes parts of the
Arabian Sea LME and parts of the Gulf
of Bengal LME.
sector and NGOs actors and initiatives
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF).
International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors
and Response Organisations. >
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation
Association (IPIECA). >