Lisbon Agreement

Type of plan: 
regional

The Lisbon Agreement relates to the protection of the coasts and waters of the north-east Atlantic against pollution from the southern Channel to the Moroccan coasts.

The Lisbon Agreement,  ascontracted between Spain, Portugal and Morocco, was drafted in 1993 and came into force on 1st Feburary 2014. The agreement provides potential protection for a region not covered by any of the other conventions of the European Union. The Member States cooperate through the International Action Centre for Pollution Incidents Response in the north-east Atlantic (CILPAN), in Lisbon to assist those States to react swiftly and effectively to pollution incidents.

Status plan - European Oiled Wildlife Preparedness: