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Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention

This document details a comprehensive programme of action for the Nairobi Convention to address its Climate Change Strategy developed in 2015. Recent assessment of available information indicates that the western Indian Ocean region (WIO) will follow global trends with regards to changes...
Author: The Nairobi Convention
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A Western Indian Ocean Approach for Incorporating Marine Spatial Planning in the Blue Economy

Given the coastal and environmental opportunities and challenge facing the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), it makes sense to better integrate existing legal and management tools, and look for creative and novel solutions to existing problems (UNEP-Nairobi Convention & WIOMSA 2015).
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Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Report of the first workshop under the auspices of the United Nations in support of the regular process for the global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) regi

The government of Mozambique organized a workshop for the Southern and Western Indian Ocean region from 1 to 3 August 2012 in Maputo, Mozambique in support of the Regular Process for the Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects. The...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Regional Strategy for Addressing Climate Change Impacts in Coastal and Marine Areas of the WIO Region: Summary for Policymakers

In October 2010, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), with financial support from the Swedsh International Devleopment Cooperation Agency (SIDA), contracted with International Resources Group (IRG) in Washington, DC to prepare a draft regional strategy for addressing...
Author: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)
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Oil and Gas Exploration in the South Western Indian Ocean region

In view of the major discoveries oil and gas in the WIO region and the potential social and economic impacts on the economies of the countries on one hand and negative environmental impacts on the other hand, it is prudent that adequate governance mechanisms are put in place. Governments in the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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The Second Negotiations Meeting on the Text of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean

In decision CP7/3 on ‘Development of a Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management’, the Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean region agreed to negotiate a...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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The Nairobi Convention Brochure

The Nairobi Convention is a partnership
between governments, civil society
and the private sector, working
towards a prosperous Western Indian
Ocean Region with healthy rivers,
coasts and oceans. It pursues this
vision by providing a mechanism for...
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Regional State of the coast Report Western Indian Ocean

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region spans across a large latitudinal range, from the Somalia region, influenced by the strong monsoon regime of the northern Indian Ocean,to the southern temperate regime of the tip of
South Africa, where the Agulhas current diverges from the northward...
Author: Jared Bosire, Louis Celliers, Johan Groeneveld, José Paula, Michael H. Schleyer
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Report of the Meeting of Focal Points held on 26 February in Mombasa, Kenya

Focal Points, government representatives as well as representatives of partner organisations, Indian Ocean
Commission and UNEP attended the Nairobi Convention Focal Points Meeting on 26 February 2014 in
Mombasa, Kenya. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat for the Nairobi...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Report of the Regional Workshop on facilitating description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas in the Southern Indian Ocean region

In paragraph 36 of decision X/29, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) requested the Executive Secretary to work with Parties and other Governments as well as competent organizations and regional initiatives, such as the Food and Agriculture...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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