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Abidjan - From 12 to 15 February 2018, Abidjan Convention Secretariat hosted a workshop on the results of the implementation of environmental assessment on San Pedro sites (southern Côte d'Ivoire). The workshop was held in presence of a UN Environment mission coming from Geneva.

The objective of the workshop was to promote the Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment (ISEA) and to disseminate it to different actors involved in the development of policies, plans and programmes in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Abidjan – La Convention d'Abidjan a engagé des discussions en vue d’une coopération avec l' « Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies » (IASS) basé à Potsdam sur un projet sur la gouvernance des aires marines au-delà des juridictions nationales (haute mer) appelé STRONG.


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Cette coopération sera marquée par la signature d’un protocole d'accord qui facilitera la collaboration entre les parties, sur une base non exclusive, dans des domaines d'intérêt commun.

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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.


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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 SECRETARIAT
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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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