IPIECA, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) have officially launched a Global Initiative (GI) Programme for China which will work to improve and sustain the capability of the People’s Republic of China to prepare for and respond to oil spill incidents and to enhance industry-government co-operation.
IPIECA attended the first Technical Consultative Group (TCG) meeting of the GI China in Yantai from 11-13 May 2014. During the meeting the terms of reference for the formal establishment of the TCG were reviewed and the biennial Implementation Plan of the Programme for 2014 and 2015 was approved. The next step is an International Oil Spill Response Technical Seminar scheduled to take place from 2-3 September 2014 in Yantai, China.
About the Global Initiative
The Global Initiative, established in 1996 by IPIECA and IMO, continues to expand its work to reduce the level of global oil spill risk in priority locations around the world. The programme provides a body for co-operation between governments and the oil and gas industry, and through it, IPIECA and IMO work together to help countries develop national structures and capability for oil spill preparedness and response.