International Black Sea Action Day 31 October 2016
Black Sea Action Day 2016 commemorates the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan.
- The promise of a better future for the 16 million people from six countries dwelling on the shores.
- The commitment of the regional governments for serious action to make a real difference to the rehabilitation and recovery of the sea.
- The dedicated lifework of many people who devote their time and energy to help protect the environment.
The Black Sea Commission is the regional body designed to implement the Bucharest Convention signed by the six coastal countries in 1992. On 31 October 1996 the Black Sea countries signed also the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea. This plan defined the policy measures, actions, and timetables required to achieve the environmental objectives of the Bucharest Convention. The Black Sea Strategic Action Plan recognises that collective action is required from all Black Sea countries to reduce the impacts of pollution on the Black Sea ecosystem. Action is required from all stakeholders, also from each person living in the region.
Clean Beaches Campaign 2016 (pdf, 49 kb)
How to organize a survey of beach (pdf, 22 kb)
Marine LitterWatch Monitoring List (pdf, 48 kb)