Report of the Interim Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment - First Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP) to the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) in the Wider Caribbean Region
Decision XI of the 14th IGM on the Action Plan for the Caribbean Environment Programme and 11th COP to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, stated: (a) recognizing the efforts by the Secretariat and by RAC CIMAB to produce the final draft report of the update of Caribbean Environment Programme Technical Report No.33; (b) acknowledging the significant contributions from member Governments to enable the completion of the update; and (c) noting the continued efforts by the Secretariat to strengthen its information and data management capacity and its proposed hosting of clearing house and information dissemination mechanisms. Decided to: Establish an Interim Working Group to continue work related to monitoring and assessment that could use Technical Report No. 33 as a baseline document; with the goal to improve effluent reporting and assessment of water quality conditions throughout the Convention Area, under the LBS Protocol (Decision 3), and; Request the Secretariat to identify resources for convening regional technical meetings as part of the 2010-2011 Work plan in support of the work (Decision 4).
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