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Update the National Contingency Plan for control and combat of oil and other noxious substance spills

Peru, General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (Governmental); Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Governmental); Ministry of Environment (Governmental); Ministry of Energy and Mines (Governmental); National Port Authority (Governmental) (
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    Oil and noxious substance spills are latent risks which may damage ecosystems in an irreversible manner. Risks and effects may be minimized by having effective contingency plans which reduce impacts on the environment and coastal communities. Recent experience in Peru demonstrates that it is required to update the National Contingency Plan for control and combat of oil and other noxious substance spills, and such update should be carried out in a multi-sectoral manner, with all agencies involved in order to obtain better results, protect people, flora, fauna, ecosystems in the event of a disaster of those characteristics. It is planned to develop a National Plan which combines experiences from different sectors in order to articulate different State and non-State bodies involved. Follow-up mechanism for this commitment will take place by approval of a legal provision which approves the National Contingency Plan for control and combat of oil and other substances spills and by exercises carried out effectively on an annual basis with bodies involved.

    Partners

    General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (DICAPI) (Governmental) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Governmental) Ministry of Environment (MINAM) (Governmental) Ministry of Energy and Mines (Governmental) National Port Authority (APN) (Governmental)

    Goal 14

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    Goal 14

    14.1

    By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

    14.1.1

    (a) Index of coastal eutrophication; and (b) plastic debris density

    14.2

    By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

    14.2.1

    Number of countries using ecosystem-based approaches to managing marine areas

    14.3

    Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

    14.3.1
    Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations

    14.4

    By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

    14.4.1
    Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels

    14.5

    By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

    14.5.1
    Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

    14.6

    By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation

    14.6.1

    Degree of implementation of international instruments aiming to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

    14.7

    By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

    14.7.1

    Sustainable fisheries as a proportion of GDP in small island developing States, least developed countries and all countries

    14.a

    Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

    14.a.1
    Proportion of total research budget allocated to research in the field of marine technology

    14.b

    Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

    14.b.1

    Degree of application of a legal/regulatory/policy/institutional framework which recognizes and protects access rights for small‐scale fisheries

    14.c

    Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of "The future we want"

    14.c.1

    Number of countries making progress in ratifying, accepting and implementing through legal, policy and institutional frameworks, ocean-related instruments that implement international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources

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    14.1 <p>By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution</p>

    Update the National Contingency Plan to control and combat oil spills and other harmful substances

    Staff / Technical expertise
    This Staff is formed by professionals from various organizations such as the General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (DICAPI), the Ministry of Environment (MINAM), the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and the National Port Authority (APN)
    Staff / Technical expertise
    International experts with experience in developing contingency plans for control oil substances may be required, in order to integrate our working group or to perform a peer review.
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    01 July 2022 (start date)
    10 November 2023 (date of completion)
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    Peru, General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (Governmental); Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Governmental); Ministry of Environment (Governmental); Ministry of Energy and Mines (Governmental); National Port Authority (Governmental)
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    South Pacific
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    Marine pollution, Implementation of international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
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