South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme

SACEP is always in news, what does SACEP stand for?

a       South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme
b       South Asia Co-operative Economic Programme
c       South Asia – China Economic Partnership
d       South Asia Commerce and Economic Partnership

Solution (a)

South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an inter-governmental organization, established in 1982 by the governments of South Asia to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region. SACEP also serves as the secretariat of South Asian Seas Programme (SASP).

SACEP member countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Recently, SACEP jointly with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed a “Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan” – to facilitate international cooperation and mutual assistance in preparing and responding to a major oil pollution incidents in the seas around Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.