WINDHOEK, June 8 (Bernama) - Namibia's Marine Resources Act (2000) has been nominated by international policy research organisation World Future Council, Namibia Press Agency reported.
The Council under its Future Policy Award celebrates the world's most exemplary national policies which create better living conditions for current and future generations and which produce practical and tangible results.
This year's award is dedicated to exemplary coastal and ocean policies.
A media statement issued by the Council on Monday said a total of 31 policies from 22 countries and regions have been nominated.
The policies range from national ocean policies, marine protected area programmes and integrated coastal zone management plans to policies regulating fisheries, trade in marine products, marine litter and land-sea interactions.
For this year's theme, the World Future Council is partnering with the United Nations?Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) with support from the Okeanos Foundation.
The winning policies will be announced at the United Nations?headquarters in New York in Sept 2012, and celebrated at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in India's Hyderabad in October this year. --