The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) was adopted by the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation in September 1994 as a part of the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The overall goal of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan is "the wise use, development and management of the coastal and marine environment so as to obtain the utmost long-term benefits for the human populations of the region, while protecting human health, ecological integrity and the region’s sustainability for future generations".

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For more information about NOWPAP Regional Activity Centers and their work, please visit their sites.

Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC)

Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC)

Marine Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Activity Centre (MERRAC)

Pollution Monitoring Regional Activity Centre (POMRAC)



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