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This report attempts to provide a comprehensive understanding of the current situation of oiled wildlife response in the NOWPAP region, and identify future activities to be taken at the national and/or
The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP), launched in September 1994 by the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation is part of the United Nations Environment Regional Seas Programme.
This guideline has been developed to provide practical suggestions for the treatment or cleanup of oiled shorelines by expert groups, taking into account the reference materials and methods used in the NOWPAP region.
After NOWPAP Member States approved an ambitious work programme for the next 2 years at the 22nd Intergovernmental Meeting in 2017, the Regional Coordinating Unit and Regional Activity Centers (RACs) spent valuable time in planning and preparing work plans for the biennium.
This report is designed to assist environmental managers and decision-makers understand the current status of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the NOWPAP region.
This document reviews the current situation on the development of environmental sensitivity index maps by NOWPAP Member states, and compares each of these developments to determine the next term’s short, mid-, and long-term activities in order to find an appropriate direction in which NOWPAP Members can proceed.
This document summarizes current conditions with regards to pollution loads being discharged into rivers or directly into marine and coastal environments in the NOWPAP region.
This publication provides an overview of integrated coastal and river basin management in the NOWPAP region.
This assessment identifies hot spots of oil spill incidents in the NOWPAP region by collecting information on historic spill records, vessel traffic and sources of oil pollution, and conducting statistical analysis using the collected information.
This document outlines the NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan, the purpose of which is to provide a framework under which NOWPAP Members may co-operate at the operational level in responding to oil and HNS spill incidents.
Based on National Reports prepared by experts from NOWPAP member states, this Regional Report was compiled to provide NOWPAP countries with information and recommendations regarding future actions to be taken, in terms of increasing response capabilities for HNS incidents in the region.
This report outlines and discusses a project carried out by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change which included, preparation and organization of a regional workshop and beach cleanup campaign, with the aim of strengthening regional cooperation among China, Republic of Korea, Japan and Russia (NOWPAP member states) through involving policy makers, local governments, and NGOs representative
This regional report, based on National Reports, was put together in order to provide background information for further works on sea-based marine litter issues, and to provide general information on the situation regarding sea-based marine litter in the NOWPAP region.
The Action Plan for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region (NOWPAP) is part of the over four-decade-oldUN Environment Regional Seas Programme that addresses the accelerating degradation of the world’s seas and coasts through a unique “shared seas” approach engaging neighbouring countries in comprehensive and specific acti
The objective of these Procedures is to enable NOWPAP member states to assess the status and impacts of eutrophication in their respective sea areas, by using information obtained through existing monitoring activities.
These guidelines were developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) in order to provide effective tips on how to reduce marine litter, as well as to facilitate understanding of regulations on sea-based marine litter and practical principles of environmentally friendly behaviors.
The quarterly covers the news on:
UN information sharing platform speeded response to worst spill oil in Northwest Pacific
Cloud computing to speed up stocktaking of Northwest Pacific blue carbon sinks
Rapid growth in aquaculture threatens Northwest Pacific marine biodiversity
NOWPAP teams with Japanese and Korean coastal cities to fight marine litter
The objectives of Booklet of Countermeasures against Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the NOWPAP Region are to provide and to share information on countermeasures against HABs implemented in the NOWPAP member states, and to contribute to establishing policies and measures against HABs among stakeholders and related agencies.
This report is designed to assist practitioners and decision-makers working for national and local government agencies and NGOs/NPOs in promoting measures against marine litter.
The guidelines help to identify the types, amounts and sources of marine litter, and ultimately to protect human and animal health and safety, as well as to preserve the arine and coastal environment.
The first part of this report provides a synthesis of experiences and lessons learned in integrated coastal and river basin management (ICARM) among the four countries in the NOWPAP region, and the second part serves as a guidebook designed to assist member states in applying efficient ICARM methodologies and best practices including coastal area and river basin planning (landscape, urban and m
This document broadly discusses the NOWPAP regional action plan on marine litter (RAPMALI), beginning with the goals and objectives of the plan, moving into a discussion on its implementation, and concluding with a proposed work plan and budget for the years 2008 and 2009.
The aim of these guidelines are to harmonize and unify the process of preparing and conducting exercises - based on the experience of NOWPAP competent national authorities that have participated in the NOWPAP DELTA Exercise - as well as help improve oil spill response capacity and management of equipment of participating countries during the exercise.
The case studies summarized in this document illustrate practical experiences of cross-sectoral cooperation for effective implementation of SDG 14 and other ocean-relevant SDGs.
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