The Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region (Abidjan Convention)

 

Overview
The Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region (Abidjan Convention) was adopted in 1981. The Convention and its protocol concerning cooperating in combating pollution in cases of emergency came into force in 1984. To date the Convention covers the marine environment, coastal zones and related inland waters falling within the jurisdiction of the States of the Western African Region, from Mauritania to South Africa.

Location
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Contact
Website: www.unep.org/AbidjanConvention