NOSCPNational Oil Spill Contingency Plan (various nations)
NOSCPNorthern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership (Canada)
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"One of SODEL's aims is to modernize and build the health, safety, and environmental governance in the oil and gas sector, and one of the main components is to create the NOSCP for Lebanese waters," explained SODEL project manager Rola Sheikh.
The NOSCP will have a strict, hierarchical framework with a three-tiered spill response plan that sets out what happens in minor, medium and major incidents.
The event includes a talking circle where past NOSCP workshop attendees and new delegates can talk about their past project successes or failures, and ask questions and find support.
If there's been one victory for NOSCP, Smith said the province has established a community working advisory group alongside its First Nation and industry groups.
During the five-year period over which the pilot projects will be assessed, the NOSCP said it will continue to urge communities to promote the community forest model, encouraging communities to be "creative, innovative and courageous in promoting local control of forests."
The NOSCP has a conference planned for March to develop a new vision for the northern forest.
In recent weeks, the NOSCP has issued a Forest Charter, which advocates a series of measures designed to localize control of forest management in order to maintain the economic, social and environmental health of the region.
The NOSCP is currently seeking funding for a conference in the spring of 2008 in order to further explore the ideas put forth in the Forest Charter.