Purpose of Regional Nodes:
To promote the development and implementation of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) on a regional basis.
High-level objectives:

  1. To create an effective regional network of public and private bodies to promote the objectives of the GPML.
  2. To ensure representation from relevant governance, industrial/commercial, academia, education, citizen’s groups and other relevant organisations.
  3. 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.

All individual Regional Nodes and Action Plans reflect a similar approach, yet each has been tailored by its own government and/ or institution to suit their particular environmental challenges.

More information is on the GPML Framework Document.

Contact Information for Existing Regional Nodes

Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP)
Email: Lev Neretin: lev.neretin@un.org; Ning Liu: ning.liu@un.org
Tel: +68521929
Website: https://www.unenvironment.org/nowpap/

Regional node for the Pacific

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Tel: +68521929
E-mail: Anthony Talouli  anthonyt@sprep.org
Website: https://www.sprep.org/

Regional node for the Wider Caribbean Region:

Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) (co-host)
Tel: (876) 922-9267-9
Email: rcu@cep.unep.org, Christopher Corbin: christopher.corbin@un.org
Website: www.cep.unep.org

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) (co-host)
Tel: (305) 289-2330
Email: Bob Glazer bob.glazer@gcfi.org
Website:  www.gcfi.org

Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)
Tel: +30 210 7273100
Website: http://web.unep.org/unepmap

South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
Tel : +94 11 2596443
E-mail: Sivaji Patra spor_sasp@sacep.org  /sivajipatra@gmail.com   
Website: http://www.sacep.org/

More regional nodes are in discussion