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Atelier de Formation SIG et Transfert de la base de données CCLME Date : 18 au 22 Juin 2018 Lieu : Dakar, Senegal
Réunion du Groupe de Travail Biodiversité, Habitat et Qualité de l’Eau du CCLME Date : 21 au 22 Juin 2018 Lieu : Dakar, Senegal Documents: ACTIVITES GENERATRICES DE REVENUS; ADT CCLME - Agenda Réuni...

Abidjan – Le Secrétariat de la Convention d'Abidjan organisera, en collaboration avec ses partenaires, la réunion de clôture du module biodiversité, habitats et qualité de l'eau du Grand Ecosystème Marin du Courant des Canaries (CCLME). L’atelier est prévu les 21 et 22 juin, à Dakar, Sénégal.

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Abidjan - Une baleine s’est échouée dans la nuit de samedi 07 à dimanche 08 avril 2018 sur la plage d’Aného à 50 km de Lomé (Togo).  Le cétacé de 8m30 de long et de 3m10 de large a été découvert par les populations environnantes le dimanche matin.


Photo: Abidjan Convention Secretariat

Les communautés riveraines ont découpé le cétacé à la machette pour le consommer. Il s’agit là d’un comportement à risques, les services compétents n’étant pas intervenus pour établir les causes de l’échouage et déterminer si le poisson était propre à la consommation.

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Ministers from Africa’s Atlantic seaboard countries approved an amended text of the Abidjan Convention and three new protocols at the 12th Conference of Parties to the Convention, held on 27-31 March in Abidjan, conditioning their approval on the incorporation into the drafts of comments made at the meeting.

The ministers requested the Convention’s secretariat to organize a meeting of plenipotentiaries to adopt the amended convention and the protocols, which relate to integrated coastal zone management, sustainable management of mangroves and environmental norms and standards for the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas. Read More

 

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Abidjan Convention: Experts finalize key protocols

Experts from the countries of Africa’s Atlantic seaboard on Wednesday agreed on three additional draft protocols to the Abidjan Convention, paving the way for their examination and approval by ministers from the Convention’s States Parties at their meeting on Thursday and Friday.

They also agreed to amendments to the Abidjan Convention [full name: Convention for Cooperation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa region] signed in 1981, ratified in 1984 and amended once since then.[See more]

Abidjan set to become the epicenter of the ocean debate in late March

Abidjan March 10, 2017 - Abidjan is set to become the epicenter of the debate on the Southeast Atlantic ocean and adjoining coastal areas from 27 to 31 March, when Parties to the Abidjan Convention meet for their 12th Conference. The event’s importance was highlighted by Côte d’Ivoire’s Government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) at a joint press conference in Abidjan on Thursday 9 March.

“The 12th Conference of Parties is a major event in the life of the Convention,” noted the Convention’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Abou Bamba. “It will mark the end of the Convention’s revitalization phase. You could say that it will signal a new start, a new take-off”. Read More

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Banjul 19 July 2016 - Mr. Ousmane Sow, the Permanent Secretary of the Gambian Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Water, Wildlife and Fisheries gave the Official launch of formulated additional Protocols to the Abidjan Convention. National Consultations on the additional Protocols of the Abidjan Convention (Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Sustainable Management of Mangrove, Environmental Standards on Oil and Gas) and discussion on Amended Text of the Abidjan Convention, will be held in countries of the Convention’s area.


Photo ©: Richard Dacosta Abidjan Convention

The main objectives of these meetings aim at (i) reviewing the last 3 protocols and texts of the Convention and its contingency plan and (ii) prepare for validation at upcoming COP12 of the Abidjan Convention which is scheduled for March 2017 in Banjul.

The official ceremony which started on Monday, 18 July 2016 in Banjul, The Gambia gathered about forty national experts from various sectors such as environment, forests, water resources, right to the environment, parks, tourism, fishing, marine issues, projects and national programmes. Among the participants, 20 have been sponsored by the government of Gambia.

At the end of the proceedings, the texts will be submitted to plenary for restitution.

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ABIDJAN 25 September 2015 - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara received Friday a United Nations report detailing decades of environmental destruction in the country, especially during 11 years of civil war and political turmoil.

Ouattara’s government came to power in 2011 and asked the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a post-crisis environmental impact assessment of the country. Read More