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Montenegro's National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the LBS Protocol and its Regional Plans in the framework of the SAP/MED with the aim to achieve good environmental status for pollution related EcAp ecological objectives constitutes a review of the National Action Plan against pollution from land-based sources which was developed in the framework of SAP/MED implementation in 2005.

The legal basis for the NAP update is provided in: the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean, as amended in 1995 - Barcelona Convention 4 related protocols that are ratified in Montenegro by the Law on ratification of the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean; Protocol concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea; Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities; Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean; Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Official Gazette of Montenegro 64/07 of 22/10/2007), as well as in the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), ratified by Montenegro in 2011.

The updated NAP contains a proposal of priority investment projects, needs in terms of capacity building, and a plan for monitoring and reporting on the fulfilment of objectives and implementation of set measures.

Any use of this document should be approved by Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism contact point, Ms. Jelena Knezevic using contact: jelena.knezevic@mrt.gov.me.

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