Purpose of Regional Nodes:
To promote the development and implementation of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) on a regional basis.
- To create an effective regional network of public and private bodies to promote the objectives of the GPML.
- To ensure representation from relevant governance, industrial/commercial, academia, education, citizen’s groups and other relevant organisations.
- To promote implementation of the GPML approach by developing regionally-appropriate communication channels, encouraging exchange of expertise and good practice, providing advice and training, developing cost-effective monitoring programmes and undertaking practical exercises to raise awareness.
The participation of regional bodies is considered essential for the successful implementation of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) Work Plan. Regional Seas and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations provide existing networks to major relevant stakeholders and are therefore recognized as Regional Nodes of the GPML. However, other types of relevant institutions could also function as a regional node.
More information is on the GPML Framework Document.
Contact Information for Existing Regional Nodes
Regional node for the Pacific
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
E-mail: Anthony Talouli email@example.com
Regional node for the Wider Caribbean Region:
Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) (co-host)
Tel: (876) 922-9267-9
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Christopher Corbin: email@example.com
Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) (co-host)
Tel: (305) 289-2330
Email: Bob Glazer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)
Tel: +30 210 7273100
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
Tel : +94 11 2596443
E-mail: Sivaji Patra email@example.com /firstname.lastname@example.org
More regional nodes are in discussion