From 18 to 20 March 2020, the Members and Secretariat of the CLME+ Interim Coordination Mechanism (ICM) for integrated Ocean Governance in the wider Caribbean convened for a 7th time. In light of the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, the meeting was held via teleconference.
The mechanism, with as members UNEP CEP, FAO-WECAFC, IOCARIBE of the IOC of UNESCO, CRFM, OSPESCA, CCAD, OECS Commission, and the CAfRICOM Secretariat, met to revise its collaborative agenda for 2020.
At the occasion of the meeting, the ICM calls to reflect on the critical importance of duly protecting and sustainably managing our oceans and seas: Healthy Seas will allow coastal countries and the peoples of the Wider Caribbean to better prevent and overcome the potentially dramatic impacts from disasters, be these caused by a global pandemic or a consequence of climate change.
The CLME+ ICM: