On 29 June 2020 the Agreement relative to the CAMP project for Bosnia and Herzegovina was signed by Mr. Živko Matuško, Mayor of the town of Neum, for the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ms. Željka Škaričić, PAP/RAC Director, for the Secretariat of the Barcelona Convention (UNEP/MAP).
This concluded a long preparatory phase for this project including consultations among different governmental levels in B&H, the process that was further extended by the recent Covid 19 crisis. The project is now ready for implementation. It will focus on priority issues for their relatively short coastline and will include the establishment of an institutional mechanism for ICZM, monitoring of marine and coastal environment, inventory of marine habitats and protected areas, national contingency plan, sustainable tourism, data management and adaptation to climate change. A series of capacity-building and awareness-raising activities will support the project. Most of UNEP/MAP components will be involved with their technical capacities. The project is envisaged to be completed by July 2022.