CLME+ ICM Decisions Tracker - CLME+ HUB

CLME+ ICM Decisions Tracker

CLME+ Interim Coordination Mechanism Decisions Tracker

The table below presents all decisions made since the eight meeting of the CLME+ ICM to date. This tool was created by the CLME+ ICM Secretariat in collaboration with the ICM members for monitoring the progress of the work plan and work programme, give visibility to the responsibilities and commitments of the mechanism, and as guidance for future discussions and meetings. If you have any questions please contact the secretariat at info@clmeproject.org聽

WP ClusterMeetingDateReferenceDecision/RecommendationPredecessorFollow-up Decision?Successorspecifies Work Plan Activity?StatusLast updatedCommentsKeywords (comma separated)
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.1The ICM: (a) adopts the concepts of 鈥淚CM Work Programme鈥 and 鈥淚CM Work Plan鈥 as a means to enhance its conduct of business; (b) acknowledges that: 1. The Work Programme identifies and lists all matters to be considered for strategic-level discussions and decision-making by the ICM member representatives during any given Work Programme鈥檚 implementation period, and 2. The Work Plan identifies, plans, assigns responsibilities and timelines, and monitors progress with the implementation of collaborative activities of the ICM members and the Secretariat; and (c) adopts the formal use of Work Programmes and Work Plans in the furtherance of the ICM goal and objectives, and requests the Secretariat to support the processes leading to their development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.N/AYESICM9D1.1NOImplemented26/11/20Work Programme, Work Plan, decision-making
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.2The ICM agrees to incorporate in the ICM Work Programme for September 2020 to March 2021 a total of 14 items, grouped in 5 main thematic clusters as follows: Cluster #1: items related to the governance of the ICM / Cluster #2: items related to SAP implementation and tracking / Cluster #3: items related to knowledge management, the regional data infrastructure and SOMEE reporting / Cluster #4: items related to the continuity and sustainability of the CLME process / Cluster #5: items related to communications, advocacy and brandingN/ANONOImplemented25/11/20Clusters
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.3The ICM agrees to review and provide inputs, inter-sessionally, on a proposed draft 鈥渇ull鈥 version of the ICM Work Programme, to be prepared by the Secretariat, with the aim of adopting it at its next regular meeting (ICM9).N/AYESICM9D1.3NOOngoing25/11/20Work Programme, Secretariat
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.4The ICM: (a) considered and discussed the proposal of the Secretariat to establish an ICM board or similar structure; and (b) while recognising the importance of the creation of an executive group in the context of the forthcoming long-term mechanism, decided not to create new structures within the ICM at this stage.N/ANONONo action required25/11/20Secretariat, ICM Board, Executive Group
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.5Decision 1.5. In order to facilitate the successful implementation of the ICM September 2020 鈥 March 2021 Work Programme, the ICM agrees to a meeting schedule consisting of two additional meetings: ICM9 (November 2020, dates to be confirmed) and ICM10 (first trimester of 2021, dates to be confirmed). The ICM also agrees to use a digital platform facilitating the inter-sessional work under the Work Programme.N/AYESICM9D1.2NOOngoing25/11/20Work programme, Meeting Schedule, Inter-sessional Work, Aditional Meetings
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.6The ICM agrees on a need for the ICM 鈥淩ules & Procedures鈥 to be reviewed, revised and updated, and requests the Secretariat to: (a) document the need for such changes and (b) formally submit such proposed revisions to the ICM members, for consideration at ICM9.N/AYESICM9D1.4NOOngoing25/11/20ICM, Rules & Procedures, Revision, Secretariat
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.7The ICM: (a) acknowledges the Secretariat鈥檚 efforts to create a dedicated ICM section on the CLME+ Hub (clmeplus.org/regional-coordination-mechanisms/#ICM), for the purpose of providing permanent access to, amongst others, the ICM MOU, Rules & Procedures, Work Programme, Work Plan and Meeting Reports and Decisions documents; and (b) commits to review such documents when requested by the Secretariat and provide clearance for their publication on the CLME+ Hub ICM section.N/ANONOOngoing (Permanent Activity)25/11/20Dedicated ICM Section, Rules & Procedures, Work Programe, Work Plan, Meeting Reports, Decisions Documents, Clearance For Publication
1. ICM GovernanceICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D1.8The ICM asks the Secretariat to liaise with the UN ECLAC on its behalf regarding their possible adhesion to the ICM, and report back to the ICM on this matter at ICM9.N/AYESICM9D1.5NOOngoing26/11/20UN ECLAC, Adhesion
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D2.1The ICM acknowledges and endorses the updated approach to SAP Actions Progress Tracking and Progress Visualisation currently being implemented through the CLME+ Hub: Recommendation for Work Plan 2.1: (a) set clear targets and timeline.N/ANOYESPENDING25/11/20SAP Actions, Progress Tracking, Progress Visualistion, CLME+ HUB
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D2.2The ICM members: (a) reiterate their commitment to actively and regularly contribute to the updating of the information on SAP progress implementation status available through the CLME+ Hub, with individual ICM member responsibilities being aligned with each organisation鈥檚 own thematic and geographic scope of mandate, including through the provision of information on planned and effective contributions to SAP Strategies and Actions from projects or project components under their lead; and (b) request the Secretariat to support and actively contribute to this effort, in alignment with its mandate.N/AYESICM9D2.1YESOngoing26/11/20SAP Progress Implementation, Geographic Scope, SAP Strategies & Actions,
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D2.3The ICM members reiterate their commitment to developing a programmatic approach consisting of well-coordinated projects and initiatives towards achieving the CLME+ SAP vision, through the incorporation of dedicated activities and targets in the ICM Work Plan. Recommendations for Work Plan 2.3: (a) secure password protection for soft pipeline project profiles on the Hub (restricted access, ICM members + possibly selected partners) (b) CLME+ Secretariat to identify minimum info to be filled in the project profile template (c) ICM members requested to create project profiles for their hard proposals (not password protected) and advised to also create project profiles for soft (password protected) pipelinesN/AYESICM9D2.4YESPENDING25/11/20Programatic Approach, Project & Initiatives, CLME+ SAP, Recomendations For Work Plan, Secure Password, Minimum Info, Project Profiles
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D3.1The ICM acknowledges the Secretariat鈥檚 efforts to facilitate knowledge management through the CLME+ Hub, and agrees to the inclusion of related activities in the ICM Work Plan.N/AYESICM9D3.2YESPENDING25/11/20ICM, Knowledge Management, CLME+ HUB, Work Plan
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D3.2The ICM: (a) takes note of the ongoing efforts of the ICM Secretariat to conduct a baseline analysis and proposal for a consolidated oceans data infrastructure for the region, in support of the CLME+ Vision and the successful implementation of the CLME+ SAP and ICM member Strategies and Action Plans; and (b) commits to engage in and support this important effort.N/AYESICM9D3.1YESPENDING25/11/20Consolidated Oceans Data Infraestructure, CLME+ SAP, Strategies & Action Plnas
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D4.1The ICM acknowledges the verbal debriefing of the Secretariat relative to the progress obtained to date towards creating the Coordination Mechanism (CM).N/ANONONo action required26/11/20Secretariat, Coordination Mechanism
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D4.2The ICM formally expresses its support for the proposed step-wise approach towards operationalising and consolidating the CM.N/ANONONo action required25/11/20Operationalising, Consolidating, Coordination Mechanism
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D4.3The ICM members commit to review the draft Coordination Mechanism MOU and other documents developed by the CM MOU drafting group including, where necessary, consulting with their legal departments with a view towards having specific feedback and positions that could be provided at the next PSC Meeting when the draft MOU is presented for discussion and possible adoption. Recommendation for Work Plan 4.3: (a) fine-tune the process for ICM members to provide feedback, in alignment with outcomes of last CM MOU Drafting Group meeting, whilst focusing initially on their organisation鈥檚 institutional review of the draft Coordination Mechanism MoU N/AYESICM9D4.1YESPENDING
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D5.1The ICM members agree, where feasible and for the purpose of promoting and raising the awareness about the ICM, to use ICM-related branding tools in communications related to their activities in support of the ICM Work Programme and Work Plan.N/ANOYESOngoing (Permanent Activity)25/11/20
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D5.1The ICM members request the Secretariat to develop the related [branding] guidelines for further discussion and consideration by the ICM, and for possible adoption at ICM9.N/AYESICM9D5.1NOOngoing25/11/20
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D5.2The ICM members acknowledge: (a) the different initiatives and instruments presented at ICM8 and listed in the document 鈥淚nitiatives and Pipeline Projects鈥; (b) their linkages to and relevance for the achievement of the CLME+ Vision and related regional SAP/Action Plan objectives; (c) the associated potential and/or needs for synergies and collaboration.N/AYESICM9D5.2NOOngoing (Permanent Activity)
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM821 & 22 September 2020ICM8D5.3The ICM members commit to continue raising awareness on these initiatives and instruments, both within their organisations and among their constituents, as well as across their wider-ranging networks.N/ANOYESOngoing (Permanent Activity)25/11/20
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.1The ICM acknowledges the Secretariat's work on the draft ICM Work Programme and Work Plan and associated progress monitoring tools.ICM8D1.1NO
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.2The ICM (a) approves the expansion of the current Work Programme & Plan timeline, to cover a period of 1 year, from September 2020 to August 2021; (b) approves a total of 5 regular ICM meetings during this period; and (c) agrees to consider the week of 15 February 2021 for the next ICM meeting (ICM10)ICM8D1.5NO
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.3The ICM adopts the content of the ICM Work Programme as currently contained in document ICM Sep20-Aug21 Work Programme & Plan & Meetings (tab: 鈥淲ork Programme Overview鈥), with the understanding that the Work Programme is a living document and that further modifications may be introduced by the ICM throughout its implementation period. ICM8D1.3NO26/11/20
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.4The ICM adopts the revised ICM Rules & Procedures, now rebranded as ICM Terms of Reference and contained in document "ICM9D1.1. ICM Terms of Reference" ICM8D1.6NO26/11/20
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.5The ICM (a) acknowledges the debriefing by the Secretariat on the prospective ICM membership of UN ECLAC and UNDP; (b) requests the Secretariat to issue a formal invitation on behalf of the ICM to UNDP and UN ECLAC, to consider submitting an Expression of Interest for ICM membership; and (c) to debrief the ICM on further progress at ICM10 ICM8D1.8NO
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.6The ICM adopts the ICM Work Plan content as contained in document ICM Sep20-Aug21 Work Programme & Plan & Meetings, and agrees to periodically revise and update the plan, as desired or deemed necessary, throughout its implementation period. N/ANO26/11/20
1. ICM GovernanceICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D1.7The ICM agrees to undertake short focused meetings on specific issues articulated either under the ICM鈥檚 work programme or work plan, in advance of ICM Meetings where necessary, in an attempt to define recommendations for consideration at ICM meetings.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D2.1The ICM acknowledges the work undertaken by the Secretariat to facilitate the creation and updating of SAP Actions Progress Records, as well as the Project and Pipeline Project Profiles, and to visualize and query related information, progress and statistics through the online CLME+ Hub (SAP Portal and Projects Database).ICM8D2.2NO
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D2.2The ICM (a) endorses the SAP M&E Sustainability Strategy as described in the document 鈥淚CM9_Cluster2_SAP MnE鈥, and (b) agrees to further fine tune/consolidate the Strategy by either ICM11 or 12.N/AYES
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D2.3The ICM requests the Secretariat to collaborate with ICM member organisations in the development of profiles on the CLME+ Hub and in the update of SAP implementation status progress.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D2.4The ICM members (a) acknowledge the existence of several ongoing and planned efforts by multiple parties to leverage financial/donor resources to advance priority actions under the CLME+ SAP and/or complementary/additional regional priorities including 鈥渂lue鈥 post-covid recovery, sargassum and plastics; and (b) commit to, with the assistance of the Secretariat, further complete and update the inventory contained in document 鈥淚CM Programmatic Approach towards CLME+ Vision/SAP implementation鈥 with a view of facilitating activities under the ICM Work Plan that will support enhanced coordination, collaboration, synergies and complementaries among these different initiatives and objectives. ICM8D2.3YES
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D3.1The ICM (a) acknowledges the objective and value to the ICM, its Members and their Constituencies of the proposed CLME+ Project consultancy "Building the Marine (Spatial) Data Infrastructure for Healthy Seas and Ocean-Based Sustainable Development (鈥淏lue Economies鈥) in the Wider Caribbean: Baseline and SWOT Analysis, and Development of a Blueprint", and (b) commits to actively support its execution.ICM8D3.2YES
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D3.2The ICM agrees (a) to adopt the CLME+ HUB as the ICM's collaborative online knowledge management platform; and (b) to ensure that, to the best possible extent, its further development and consolidation as a regional platform of reference is duly considered in any (new) programme, project or activity in which they may be involved. The ICM notes that the CLME+ Hub seeks to build upon existing knowledge platforms that have already been developed by ICM member organizations.ICM8D3.1YES
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D3.3The ICM members acknowledge the debriefing by the Secretariat on the advances with the development of the first prototype (partial) SOMEE report. N/AYES
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D3.4The ICM (a) endorses the CLME+ SOMEE and CLME+ Hub Sustainability Strategy as described in the document 鈥淚CM9_Cluster3_HUB and SOMEE鈥, and (b) agrees to further fine tune the Strategy by either ICM11 or 12.N/AYES
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D3.5The ICM supports the Secretariat鈥檚 proposal to use the 鈥淩esponse鈥 sections under the SOMEE report to describe both existing responses as well as response gaps, and recommend additional action.N/ANO
3. KM, Marine Data Infrastructure, SOMEE reportingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D3.6The ICM welcomes and acknowledges the work of IOCARIBE towards the creation of the CLME+ Marine Training and Capacity Development Portal, as well as its value and potential as a collaborative platform enabling the exchange of information on marine training, and endorses the associated Sustainability Plan.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D4.1The ICM endorses the Secretariat鈥檚 proposal to brand the long-term ocean coordination mechanism as the Partnership for Regional integrated Ocean Governance in the wider Caribbean (鈥淧ROCARIBE鈥/鈥漷he PROCARIBE Coordination Mechanism鈥), and requests the Secretariat to formally present this proposal to the CLME+ Project Steering Committee for their consideration.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D4.2The ICM (a) supports the request for renewed GEF funding, through a new UNDP/GEF Project, in particular to facilitate the operationalization and functioning of the proposed "PROCARIBE" Oceans Coordination Mechanism and to give continuity to the cyclical, knowledge-based TDA/SAP approach through PROCARIBE, SOMEE and the CLME+/PROCARIBE Hub, and (b) ICM members commit to provide further support towards successful submission of the concept note to the GEF Secretariat by March 2021. YES
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D5.1The ICM welcomes and acknowledges the value and usefulness of the Branding Guidelines prepared by the Secretariat.
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D5.2The ICM requests the Secretariat to include an introductory chapeau into the Branding Guidelines, recognising that the Guidelines are It is agreed that these Branding Guidelines are voluntary in nature, and that ICM Members and Secretariat will apply them whenever possible, taking into account the organizations鈥 own branding policies and requirements, and ensuring that the application of these Guidelines remains fully compatible with such policies and requirements.; (b) the revised Branding Guidelines will be shared via email with the ICM by 4 December, with no objections submitted by 18 December 2020 to the Secretariat. ICM8D5.1NO
5. Communications, Advocacy, BrandingICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D5.3The ICM members (a) commit to inform the ICM of any new initiatives, instruments and emerging/priority issues that are of relevance to the ICM's mandate and objectives and those of its members; and (b) requests the Secretariat to facilitate the related knowledge sharing. ICM8D5.2YES
Any Other BusinessICM91 & 2 December 2020ICM9D6.1The ICM Members (a) acknowledge the importance of post COVID-19 recovery to their Member States; and (b) seek to determine how they can work more closely to support their Member States towards economic recovery in a post COVID-19 environment.YES
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.1The ICM agrees to consult the online ICM Work Programme and ICM Work Plan intersessionally to ensure that the indicated timelines are adhered to whenever possible.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.2The ICM requests the Secretariat to undertake an analysis of progress prior to regular ICM meetings, identify areas where modifications and/or additions to the Work Programme and Work Plan should be considered, report back on this to ICM members prior to regular meetings, and ensure that ICM Members are provided with adequate documentation in advance of meetings.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.3The ICM agrees to integrate, as a standard agenda item at the regular ICM meetings, an overview of progress made towards the implementation of the ICM Work Programme and Work Plan, and any suggested amendments for approval by the ICM.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.4The ICM requests the Secretariat to update the ICM Work Programme and Work Plan in line with the discussions emanating from ICM-10 for the agreement of ICM members during the intersessional period.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.5The ICM agrees to the need for continuity of the CLME+ SAP ICM after the end of the CLME+ Project and until the commencement of the Memorandum of Understanding that creates the long-term Coordination Mechanism.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.6The ICM commits to engage expeditiously the relevant legal offices to determine whether an amendment to the ICM Memorandum of Understanding, in-line with paragraph 14 - Entry into Effect and Duration, is required to ensure its continuity beyond the CLME+ Project, and until the long-term Coordination Mechanism Memorandum of Understanding commences. If an amendment is proposed, it should be determined who is authorised to sign the amendment on behalf of the Parties.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.7The ICM acknowledges and endorses the approach that has been deployed to secure an institutional arrangement and operational mechanisms for coordinated ocean governance beyond the project lifespan, as documented in ICM10-Item 4- Post project ICM sustainability, including the actions stipulated under the ICM Sustainability Plan (slide 10).
1. ICM GovernanceICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D1.8The ICM requests the CLME+ PCU to define, ahead of ICM11, the responsibilities expected of an (interim) ICM Secretariat, in the absence of a CLME+ PCU.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D2.1The ICM congratulates ICM Members and the PCU for the work done to date in implementing the SAP Progress Tracking tool.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D2.2The ICM requests ICM member organisations that have not yet finalised updating the information under the SAP Progress Tracking tool to do so no later than 24 March 2021, in alignment with their respective mandate and work.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D2.3The ICM, having confirmed the value of the programmatic approach and its benefits to the region reiterates its commitment to its promotion, including by demonstrating cooperation among, and complementarity between, regional projects and initiatives.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D2.4The ICM, having confirmed the value of the programmatic approach and its benefits to the region encourages all ICM members to provide the relevant information in the designated google sheet, permanently available under the ICM Section of the CLME+ Hub.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D2.5The ICM acknowledges the Secretariat's work on the draft discussion paper regarding Sustainable and equitable ocean economic recovery in a post COVID-19 environment.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D2.6The ICM agrees to add the following elements in the ICM Work Plan: (a) formulate and disseminate a briefing paper on sustainable and equitable ocean economic recovery and resilience in a post COVID-19 environment in the CLME+ region, based on the elements found in the discussion paper tabled at this meeting (b) review and identify opportunities to promote recovery in SAP implementation (c) in the context of existing efforts towards COVID-19 recovery and improved resilience within the CLME+ region, assess what each ICM member can do in response to the needs of its respective constituency, and share among ICM Members (d) ensure that needs and opportunities for resilience building and post-covid recovery are properly considered in the design of future projects submitted to the GEF and other funding sources as has already been indicated in the PROCARIBE+ Project.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.1The ICM notes the opportunity provided by the June 2021 GEF Council Work Programme, as well as the fact that later GEF7 Work Programmes may no longer provide the same level of opportunities for leveraging similar amounts of financial support for advancing key SAP processes in the region
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.2The ICM therefore acknowledges the importance of meeting the March 24 deadline for the submission of the UNDP/GEF PROCARIBE+ PIF, and expresses formal support for efforts aimed at meeting that deadline
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.3The ICM agrees to liaise with respective Member States, in an effort to ensure the submission of endorsement letters, from GEF Eligible countries, for the proposed PROCARIBE+ project, as soon as possible, but not later than 24 March 2021
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.4The ICM commits to help mobilizing country support leading to the timely provision of GEF OFP endorsement letters and indicative country co-financing for the PIF as soon as possible, but no later than 24 March 2021
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.5The ICM agrees to communicate indicative co-financing contributions for the PROCARIBE+ PIF to the CLME+ PCU at their earliest convenience, but no later than 28 February 2021
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.6The ICM requests its Chair to convey the above decisions and recommendations on behalf of the ICM to the CLME+ Project Steering Committee (PSC) at the forthcoming final PSC Meeting
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.7The ICM acknowledges the advancements made since the last CLME+ Project Steering Committee meeting towards achieving technical endorsement of the text of the Coordination Mechanism draft Memorandum of Understanding.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (PROCARIBE and PROCARIBE+)ICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D4.8The ICM commits to submitting the Coordination Mechanism Memorandum of Understanding to the respective legal offices for review after the Third CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting.
Any Other BusinessICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D6.1The ICM Secretariat invites ICM Members who have not yet done so to register for access to the CLME+ Hub and to make full use of its features.
Any Other BusinessICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D6.2The ICM requests ICM members to provide the CLME+ PCU with the required information on which investments support the implementation of the investment plans developed under Component 4 of the CLME+ Project as soon as possible, but no later than 15 March 2021.
Any Other BusinessICM1016 & 18 February 2021ICM10D6.3The ICM requests ICM members who have not yet submitted information on their co-financing commitments under the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project to do so as soon as possible but no later than 15 March 2021.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.1The ICM approves the updated ICM Work Programme and ICM Work Plan as shared intersessionally with ICM members and takes note of current status of implementation. And also requests the Secretariat to further update the ICM Work Programme and Work Plan in line with the decisions and recommendations emanating from ICM11 for the agreement of ICM members during the intersessional period.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.2The ICM Re-affirms the commitment of all ICM Members to continue participating in the CLME+ ICM as outlined under decision 4a Post-project ICM sustainability of ICM 10.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.3The ICM Acknowledges the comments sent by several ICM members on the draft addendum of the ICM MoU, as presented in the document 鈥淐omments Received on draft Addendum to the ICM MoU鈥.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.4The ICM Urges ICM members that have not done so yet, to submit their comments to the Secretariat, following review of the Addendum by their legal departments, no later than 16 July 2021; and agrees that Members which have not provided any comments to the ICM Secretariat by 16 July 2021 are in support of the draft Addendum.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.5The ICM commits to having the Addendum signed for entry into force by 30 September 2021 to enable the continuity of the ICM beyond the CLME+ Project end date.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.6The ICM endorses the content of the document titled 鈥淧roposed Minimum Functions of an interim Secretariat to the ICM鈥 shared by the Secretariat.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.7The ICM Requests that the ICM Secretariat provides the ICM with information on the resources required to execute the proposed minimum functions of the interim secretariat.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.8The ICM Invites Members interested in fulfilling the role of interim Secretariat to submit their organisations expressions of interest no later than 16 July 2021.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.9The ICM Acknowledges the importance of using both English and Spanish when required or deemed beneficial for the full and meaningful participation of all ICM members during its meetings. It further notes paragraph 7 of the ICM Terms of References in relation to the working languages of the ICM.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.10The ICM Requests that the ICM Secretariat make arrangements to convene the ICM 12 Meeting in both English and Spanish and that the meeting materials for ICM 12 be made available in both English and Spanish where possible.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.11The ICM Acknowledges that alternative arrangements may need to be sought to cover possible associated costs of having ICM meetings in both English and Spanish once the CLME+ Project has ended.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.12The ICM Noting that Articles 10 and 11 of the ICM Terms of References state that the ICM Chair and Vice Chair shall hold their position for a period of 2 years while simultaneously taking into account the current circumstances, decides to adopt at interim a rotational system where a Chair and Vice Chair will be elected every six months, starting after ICM-12. Decides to extend the ICM Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship of IOC of UNESCO and UNEP CEP, respectively, until the end of the ICM-12 Meeting with a view to provide continuity to the implementation of the current ICM Work Programme and Work Plan.
1. ICM GovernanceICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D1.13The ICM Agrees to convene the 12th meeting of the ICM (ICM12) in August 2021, prior to the end of the current ICM Work Program and Work Plan and requests the Secretariat to coordinate its organization.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D2.1The ICM: (a) Acknowledges the efforts of the Secretariat to develop a draft paper titled 鈥淩ecommendations for a Sustainable and Equitable Ocean Economic Recovery and Improved Resilience in a Post COVID-19 Environment in the CLME+ region鈥 based on the outcomes of discussions held among ICM members during ICM-9 and ICM-10; (b) Invites ICM Members to send any feedback on the draft paper by 31 July 2021 and requests the Secretariat to integrate the comments received into a new version and for the ICM to subsequently consider its adoption as a "Joint Position Paper of the ICM Membership鈥 at ICM-12. (c) Requests the Secretariat to confirm and inform the ICM whether financial resources would be available for graphical design and layout. (d) Commits to collectively pursue its widespread dissemination through each ICM member's networks.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D4.1The ICM confirms the commitment of all ICM Members to become a part of the Coordination Mechanism.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D4.2The ICM notes the Decision of the Final Regular (February 2021) CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting to convene a Special Meeting of the CLME+ Project Steering Committee before the end of June 2021 with the aim of achieving finalization and opening for signature of the Coordination Mechanism Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D4.3The ICM acknowledges that States, Territories and Inter-governmental organisations listed in Annex I to the Coordination Mechanism MoU were encouraged to submit the document to their legal departments for review to allow for its finalization and subsequent opening for signature.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D4.4THe ICM further notes that several ICM Members have not yet completed the review process for clearance of the MoU and recommends that the Special Meeting of the CLME+ Project Steering Committee be postponed to a later date, but prior to the end of the CLME+ Project.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D4.5The ICM acknowledges the importance and urgency for ICM members to obtain feedback and clearance on the Coordination Mechanism MoU to enable its finalization and opening for signature and requests all ICM members to work urgently and diligently towards achieving this aim.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D4.6The ICM requests ICM Members to urgently finalize their internal processes for successful clearance of the draft MoU and send any comments to the Secretariat no later than 31 July, 2021.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.1The ICM congratulates partner countries, ICM Members, UNDP, and the CLME+ PCU, for the successful approval of the USD 17,2M PROCARIBE+ Concept Note (PIF) at the GEF June 2021 Council Meeting.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.2The ICM acknowledges the achievement of having received 16 country endorsement letters and close to 130 Million USD in indicative co-financing for the proposed project, including indicative co-financing support from non-GEF eligible countries, the Netherlands and the USA, and from several ICM members.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.3The ICM notes the fact that: (a) several GEF eligible countries that are constituents to the ICM member IGO鈥檚 have not (yet) provided a GEF Operational Focal Point Endorsement Letter; (b) the absence of these endorsement letters have been questioned by the GEF Secretariat in light of the wide-spread political endorsement of the CLME+ SAP; (c) it remains relevant and meaningful to also have France and the UK becoming part of the proposed project.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.4THe ICM reiterates its commitment to continue liaising with respective Member States, in an effort to secure the submission of the missing GEF OFP endorsement letters from GEF Eligible countries, as well as the participation of France and the UK in the proposed PROCARIBE+ Project.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.5The ICM Commits to actively engage with UNDP and the PROCARIBE+ PPG Coordination Unit and with their constituents during the project preparation phase (PPG) and to support efforts towards a swift initiation of the new project, to ensure continuity in SAP implementation efforts.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.6The ICM notes the comments received by the UNDP Pre-Investment Screening Committee and the GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) on the PROCARIBE+ Concept Note on the importance of working collaboratively with other GEF-funded projects in the region for the development and implementation of the PROCARIBE+ Project Document and invites ICM members to share with the PROCARIBE+ PPG Team relevant studies developed for other initiatives with a view to ensure complementarity between initiatives and reduce duplication of efforts.
Any Other BusinessICM1114 & 15 June 2021 + 29 June (extra day)ICM11D6.7The ICM acknowledges the approaching end of the term of Ms. Laverne Walker with the CLME+ Project Coordination Unit/ICM Secretariat and expresses its sincere gratitude for the outstanding support provided to the ICM and the region by Ms. Walker during her tenure, while conveying its very best wishes for her future endeavours.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.1The ICM Welcomes the signature from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) of the ICM MoU Addendum and looks forward to formally initiating collaboration with ECLAC as an ICM member
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.2The ICM Calls upon all ICM Members that have not yet signed the ICM MoU Addendum to urgently proceed with the signature, in order to (a) formalize as soon as possible ECLAC鈥檚 membership and (b) provide the certainty, well in advance of the final CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting and by the very latest 30 September 2021, that the ICM will continue past the life of the CLME+ Project and to ensure that the ICM Secretariat can act as the custodian of the OCM MoU as currently stated in the draft OCM MoU.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.3The ICM Requests (a) all ICM Members to provide the Secretariat, by 30 September 2021, with their updated contact information for the purposes specified under Article IV of the ICM MOU Addendum; (b) the Secretariat to keep a record of this information available [to the ICM Membership] on the dedicated ICM Section of the CLME+ Hub.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.4The ICM (a) acknowledges and accepts by consensus the offer of the IOCARIBE of the IOC of UNESCO and the UNDP/GEF PROCARIBE+ PPG Coordination Unit (PPG CU) to jointly serve, ad interim, as the ICM Secretariat, starting on 1 November 2021 and until the end of the PROCARIBE+ PPG Phase; (b) acknowledges the specific mandate and temporal nature of the PPG CU and agrees that, should the PROCARIBE+ PPG Coordination Unit anticipate at any point that it will no longer be in conditions to provide such support, the ICM will seek to identify and agree as early as possible on an alternative arrangement to ensure the continued existence and functioning of an ICM Secretariat.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.5The ICM (a) agrees to an extension of the Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship currently exercised by respectively the IOCARIBE of the IOC of UNESCO and UNEP CEP until 31 October 2021[, pending the confirmation of the acceptance of this proposal by IOCARIBE, not present at ICM12]; (b) recalling Decision ICM11D1.12 to adopt an interim rotational system for the election of the ICM Chair and Vice-Chair, commits to pursue the election of a new Chair and Vice-Chair by 31 October 2021.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.6The ICM taking note of (a) the technical endorsement of the draft Coordination Mechanism MOU text at the February 2021 final Regular CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting and (b) the approval of the UNDP/GEF PROCARIBE+ PIF at the June 2021 GEF Council Meeting, endorses the Sustainability Strategies/Plans relative to the ICM, SAP M&E, SOMEE and the CLME+ HUB, as specified in the document 鈥淎genda Item 2.2: Ensuring the Sustainability of CLME+ & ICM achievements: CLME+ ICM, SAP M&E, SOMEE and Hub鈥 and requests its Membership and the Secretariat to support, to the best possible extent, the implementation of the aforementioned Strategies/Plans.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.7The ICM takes note of the evaluation of the ICM Work Programme and Work Plan as described in the document 鈥淎genda Item 3.1: ICM Work Programme and Work Plan: Monitoring and Evaluation鈥.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.8The ICM Agrees (a) to an extension of the duration of the current ICM Work Programme and Work Plan until 31 October 2021, and (b) to make the initiation of the period covered by the new ICM Work Programme and Plan coincide with the initiation of the terms of the new ICM Secretariat, Chair and Vice-Chair.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.9The ICM (a) acknowledges that tasks and activities to be included in the new Work Programme and Plan will need to be conditioned by the capacity of and the resources available to the new Interim ICM Secretariat; (b) further acknowledges to this effect the specific and limited mandate of the PROCARIBE+ PPG Coordination Unit, the latter being a core constituent of the new interim Secretariat; (c) hence requests the new Interim Secretariat to draft a (basic) new, post-ICM12 Work Programme and Plan compatible with such mandate, for review/inputs/revision and inter-sessional adoption by the ICM
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.10The ICM Acknowledging the technical clearance of the draft ocean coordination mechanism MOU at the February 2021 final Regular CLME+ Project Steering Committee Meeting: (a) considering the inclusion in the aforementioned draft MOU under its Article 35 of a reference to the ICM Secretariat as the (interim) custodian for the ocean coordination mechanism MOU (once adopted) and of the signatures thereto, agrees to formalize this function of the ICM Secretariat through its inclusion in the update of the current (as applicable) as well as in the new ICM Work Plan; (b) considering the inclusion in the aforementioned draft MOU under its Article 40 of the expectation that once the MOU commences, Signatories that are also Signatories to the ICM MOU and/or its Addendum will discontinue their cooperation under the latter, agrees to incorporate the related requirements stipulated under Article XV of the ICM MOU in the new ICM Work Programme.
1. ICM GovernanceICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D1.11The ICM Endorses the preliminary draft proposal for new Work Programme/Plan content stipulated in slide 3 of the document 鈥淎genda Item 3.2. New ICM Work Programme and Work Plan (post-ICM12)鈥 presented to the ICM Membership at ICM12
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D4.1The ICM (a) recognizes the important efforts undertaken by several ICM members and ICM observers/ prospective coordination mechanism members in response to Decision ICM11D4.6 in which ICM Members were requested to urgently finalize their internal processes for successful (legal) clearance of the draft ocean coordination mechanism MoU by 31 July 2021; (b) highlights the critical importance of ensuring due participation of States and Territories in the (legal) review and clearance process.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D4.2The ICM requests that the Secretariat provides all ICM Members and Observers, as soon as possible, with an overview of all comments received to date from the IGO鈥檚, together with an overview of the responses provided/solutions suggested by the Secretariat requests the Secretariat to work out and propose, as soon as possible, adequate bilateral and/or collective arrangements among the Secretariat and the IGO鈥檚, as deemed most appropriate for the solution of any outstanding matters relative to the review and clearance of the coordination mechanism MoU by the ICM Members and Observers requests that ICM Members who have not yet finalized their internal review do so urgently and no later than 30 September 2021; reminds its Members and Observers that the current draft text of the MoU was technically cleared by the CLME+ PSC Meeting (PSCM, February 2021), and that the intent and focus of the current final review, as requested by the PSCM through Decision 5, should be for States, Territories and Inter-governmental organisations to verify that the MoU as drafted will suffice to allow the Coordination Mechanism and its Secretariat to operate efficiently and effectively (noting in particular the omission of text on the legal personality of the Coordination Mechanism) further encourages ICM Members to liaise with their constituents in an effort to (a) mitigate the remaining concerns relative to the coordination mechanism that may have been conveyed by some States and/or Territories to the Secretariats of ICM Member IGO鈥檚 (e.g. by making explicit reference to the decision-making power that States and Territories will be granted through the coordination mechanism MoU, by means of the coordination mechanisms鈥 Steering Group), and to (b) ensure that the outcomes from any pending (legal) reviews are communicated to the CLME+ Project Coordination Unit, either directly or by means of the good offices of the ICM Member IGO Secretariats, as soon as possible and well in advance of the special CLME+ PSC Meeting.
4. Continuity of the CLME+ Initiative (OCM and PROCARIBE+)ICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D4.3The ICM takes note of (a) the responses provided by the CLME+ PCU/ICM Secretariat to the requests for clarifications from the Legal Division of UN ECLAC; (b) the request formulated by the Legal Divisions of both UN ECLAC and UNDP to include a general provision on privileges and immunities in the coordination mechanism MoU text, and (c) the additional requests and suggestions formulated by the Legal Division of UNDP, as reported in ICM12 document 鈥淎genda Item4 - Summary of Comments on the CM MOU鈥
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D2.1The ICM (a) endorses the briefing paper 鈥淩ecommendations for a Sustainable and Equitable Ocean Economic Recovery and Improved Resilience in a Post COVID-19 Environment in the CLME+ region鈥; and (b) agrees to disseminate the paper widely with its constituents and through its communication channels.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D2.2The ICM Requests the Secretariat to send the briefing paper to ICM Members and Observers for a final quality check to be concluded by 17 September 2021.
2. CLME+ Vision: SAP implementation planning & progress trackingICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D2.3The ICM Requests the Secretariat to complete the graphic design and translation of the paper into Spanish prior to the conclusion of the CLME+ Project.
Any Other BusinessICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D6.1The ICM recalls the region-wide scope and critical importance for the objectives of the ICM and the forthcoming ocean coordination mechanism of key PROCARIBE+ outputs proposed in the UNDP/GEF Project Concept Note (PIF)
Any Other BusinessICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D6.2The ICM takes note of: (a) the request issued by the PROCARIBE+ PPG Coordination Unit on 12 August 2021 for nominations of representatives from ICM Member Organizations and from the States and Territories from the region for participation in the PROCARIBE+ PPG Development Committee and Thematic Groupings; (b) the importance of the participation by ICM Members in 1- the PROCARIBE+ PPG Development Committee, along with participating countries and other organizations (as applicable); and 2 - in Thematic Groupings, as per the list presented in the nomination form; (c) the status of nominations received to date, as summarized in the document: 鈥淪tatus of PROCARIBE+ PIF endorsement letters and indicative co-financing, and nominations for the UNDP/GEF PROCARIBE+ PPG Phase鈥 and the fact that many of the representatives nominated by States and Territories to date for the Thematic Groupings come from the same Ministry and are unlikely to be able to provide guidance on the wide-ranging technical aspects to be covered under the PROCARIBE+ Prodoc.
Any Other BusinessICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D6.3The ICM requests ICM Members, in light of the above, to (a) send as soon as possible the names of their representatives, as applicable, to the PROCARIBE+ PPG Coordination Unit; and to (b) liaise with their constituents in an effort to ensure, to the extent possible, meaningful participation of all States and Territories from the region in the PROCARIBE+ PPG phase.
Any Other BusinessICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D6.4The ICM (a) acknowledges the PROCARIBE+ PIF GEF OFP endorsement letters received from Haiti and Venezuela and welcomes the participation of both countries in the PROCARIBE+ PPG phase; (b) notes that to date GEF OFP letters from a total of 18 GEF-eligible countries have been received for the PROCARIBE+ PIF.
Any Other BusinessICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D6.5The ICM Recalls, for continued action by the ICM members, Decision ICM11D6.4 in which the ICM membership reiterated its commitment to liaise with countries from (and with territories in) the region, in an effort to secure the submission of the missing GEF OFP endorsement letters from GEF eligible countries, as well as the participation of France and the UK in the proposed PROCARIBE+ Project.
Any Other BusinessICM127 & 8 September 2021ICM12D6.6The ICM acknowledges the approaching end of the term of Mr. Reinaldo Morales as Regional Director of OSPESCA and expresses its sincere gratitude for the outstanding leadership exercised and the support provided to the region and to the ICM by Mr. Morales during his tenure, while conveying its very best wishes for his future endeavours. The ICM takes note of the forthcoming tenure of Mr. Jose Infante as the newly appointed OSPESCA Regional Director and looks forward to welcoming Mr. Infante to the ICM, in due time.
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