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The Global Programme of
Action forthe Protection of the
Marine Environment from
Land-Based Activities
GPA
• Adopted in 1995 in Washington
by 108 States and the EC
• Aims at preventing the
degradation of the marine
environmen...
The core of the GPA
• GPA is a source of conceptual and
practical guidance
• Forevery pollutant source
category GPA provid...
National and Regional Action Plans
• Identification and assessment of
problems
• Establishment of priorities
• Setting man...
Implementation of the GPA
• GEFhas played a majorrole
• Supports local, regional, and river-
basin Strategic Action Plans
...
Next Steps
• With regard to the GEF:
–Too early to assess strategies?
–Strategic Action Plans need to be
implemented first...
• With regard to the GPA
Coordination Office
–Binding agreements
–Voluntary agreements involving
different stakeholders
–F...
GEFProject Proposals
• Support countries in developing
action-oriented national plans of
action
• Review ongoing GPA-relat...
Visit the GPA clearing-house!
www.gpa.unep.gov
Visit the GPA clearing-house!
www.gpa.unep.gov
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GPA adopted in 1995 in Washington by 108 States and the EC. Aims at preventing the degradation of the marine environment from land based activities and the physical alteration and destruction of habitats

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  1. 1. The Global Programme of Action forthe Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities
  2. 2. GPA • Adopted in 1995 in Washington by 108 States and the EC • Aims at preventing the degradation of the marine environment from land based activities and the physical alteration and destruction of habitats
  3. 3. The core of the GPA • GPA is a source of conceptual and practical guidance • Forevery pollutant source category GPA provides –A basis foraction –Objectives/proposed targets –Lists of specific actions covering the policy lifecycle
  4. 4. National and Regional Action Plans • Identification and assessment of problems • Establishment of priorities • Setting management objectives • Identification of strategies, measures and approaches • Performance criteria
  5. 5. Implementation of the GPA • GEFhas played a majorrole • Supports local, regional, and river- basin Strategic Action Plans • Implementation underreview forthe first intergovernmental GPA review meeting in 2001 in Canada, including review of GPA-related GEFprojects
  6. 6. Next Steps • With regard to the GEF: –Too early to assess strategies? –Strategic Action Plans need to be implemented first? –Time to take stock of directions and lessons learned so far? –Is there a gap between theory and practice?
  7. 7. • With regard to the GPA Coordination Office –Binding agreements –Voluntary agreements involving different stakeholders –Financial resources and mechanisms –Private sector –Capacity building and sharing experiences
  8. 8. GEFProject Proposals • Support countries in developing action-oriented national plans of action • Review ongoing GPA-related GEFprojects to distill lessons learned, share experiences and define the way forward.
  9. 9. Visit the GPA clearing-house! www.gpa.unep.gov
  10. 10. Visit the GPA clearing-house! www.gpa.unep.gov
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