From Vision to Strategic Action - CLME+ HUB

An urgent need, a region-wide commitment

An urgent need, a region-wide commitment

Despite its tremendous importance and value to human societies, the marine environment of the CLME+ region has become severely degraded.

Many marine ecosystem goods and services are at the point of becoming irremediably compromised or even lost.

Massive action to restore and safeguard the marine environment from further damage is therefore urgently required. The cost of inaction at this juncture in time greatly outweighs the cost of action.
With the support of the UNDP/GEF 鈥淐LME Project鈥, in 2015 countries from the region jointly prepared a 10-year Strategic Action Programme (SAP) 鈥渇or the sustainable management of shared living marine resources鈥 (2015-2025).

This 鈥淐LME+ SAP鈥 aims at dealing with marine pollution, habitat degradation and unsustainable fisheries, while giving due attention to the effects of climate change.

It builds on a long-term vision of 鈥渉ealthy marine ecosystems that provide benefits and livelihoods for the well-being of the people of the region鈥, and is aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

To date, this action programme has already been politically endorsed by more than 30 Ministers, representing a total of 25 Countries and 6 Overseas Territories.

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