Nairobi Convention

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The meeting on the Partnership on Science to Policy Forum was organized by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean region in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) in Mahe, Seychelles on the 11-12 October 2016. It was attended by about 60 participants including the Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change of Seychelles, Hon.

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The Nairobi Convention is a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, working towards a prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with healthy rivers, coasts and oceans.

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The oil and gas industry is showing considerable growth in the Western Indian Ocean region, representing both economic opportunity as well as significant risks in terms of the negative impacts on the coastal and marine environment.

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This document details a comprehensive programme of action for the Nairobi Convention to address its Climate Change Strategy developed in 2015.

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The meeting on the Partnership on Science to Policy Forum was organized by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean region in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) in Mahe, Seychelles on the 11-12 October 2016.

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Logistical Information Note: 21 -29 November 2016: Zanzibar, Tanzania for the Third Negotiations Meeting on the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocol of the Nairobi Convention and Sub-regional training for Civil Society Organizations on Marine Spatial Planning

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The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention held the First Negotiations Meeting on the ICZM Protocol on 23-24 September, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.
 
After the negotiations, a number of issues and definitions remained unresolved including, but not limited to: Geographical Coverage (protocol area), Objectives of the ICZM, ICZM instruments, Conservation and Rehabilitation of Coastal Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Landscapes, and Disaster Risk Management.