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Implementing the Global Programme of Action in North America

Lessons Learned From Two Pilot Projects

December 20, 2004 25 pages

Implementing the Global Programme of Action in North America

Lessons Learned From Two Pilot Projects

December 20, 2004 25 pages

Description

Degradation of the marine environment too often is the result of human activities that use resources beyond replenishment, that dispose of wastes in areas unable to assimilate pollutants, and that physically alter or destroy habitats. In 1995, 109 nations of the world adopted the United Nations Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA) (United Nations Environment Programme, 1995).

Additional Information

Document Type: Background paper
Theme: Ecosystems