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Environmental flows improve water management by ensuring a sustainable water supply meets the needs of people, agriculture, energy, industry and the environment within the limits of availability. The application of environmental flows supports the health of aquatic ecosystems and the well-being of people who depend on them. By providing a system for equitable allocation of water, based on available supply, the application of environmental flows can support development and poverty alleviation.

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Report of the Working Group 40 of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) on Guidelines or the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter and microplastics in the ocean

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In August, the Ninth Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention adopted Decision CP.9/6 on Ocean Governance, urging parties to work with regional bodies to implement AMCEN’s Cairo Declaration, the 2050 Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy, and the provisions of Agenda 2063 on ecosystem-based management approaches. The decision also requested the Secretariat to contribute to the development of an African strategy on ocean governance.

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Revved up climate action’ needed to counter ‘prolonged’ and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: UN

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The Nairobi Convention, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS- Potsdam) organized a Session on Ocean governance for the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region held on 05 July 2019 at the 11th WIOMSA Symposium in Mauritius. The aim of this session was to discuss and identify the governance needs and priorities for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed Western Indian Ocean and provide a basis and context for policy discussion on ocean governance.

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Decisions and recommendations of the first meeting of the Contracting Of Parties To The Convention For The Protection, Management And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Eastern African Region - (COP 1 Decision)

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The Third Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention) was held at the Rovuma Carlton Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique, from 5 to 7 December 2001. The Meeting was convened by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention and hosted by the Government of Mozambique.

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The Nairobi Convention holds a Conference of Contracting Parties (COPs) after two years to review the implementation of decisions of past COPs. The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention held the Eighth Conference of Parties (COP8) on 22-24 June 2015 in Mahe, Seychelles. The meeting was organized in two segments: experts meeting on 22 June 2015; and Heads of Delegation meeting on 23-24 June 2015. At the Heads of Delegation meeting, 15 decisions were adopted.

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Proposed Work Programme for 2018 – 2022 Period. Presentation to the Nairobi Convention Science to Policy Platform 09 – 11 July 2018 Durban, South Africa