“Spring-boarding from Ocean Conservation to Sustainable Development: The Barcelona Convention” – by Gaetano Leone, UN Environment/MAP Coordinator

The Barcelona Convention has played a pioneering role in the family of Regional Seas Conventions. The Barcelona Convention’s Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management is the first ever legally binding instrument on marine litter reduction and prevention at the regional level, providing for a series of measures and obligations on waste management, illegal dumping, prevention, SCP, monitoring and the enforcement of national legislation, with timetables for their implementation. [Read the Full article on the IISD website]

Date of Article: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019