CLME+    Catalysing Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems verify

Brief Description:
The UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project is a five-year project that specifically aims at facilitating the implementation of the ten-year politically endorsed Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+ SAP). The project seeks to achieve this by facilitating ecosystem based management/an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EBM/EAF) within the CLME+ region, in such a way that a sustainable and climate resilient provision of goods and services from the region’s living marine resources can be secured. Given its regional and comprehensive nature, the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project is uniquely positioned to address the root causes of environmental degradation, in particular the gaps and weaknesses in transboundary and cross-sectoral governance arrangements. In this same context, the project will assist stakeholders in achieving improved coordination, collaboration and integration among the wide array of ongoing and newly planned projects and initiatives that are of relevance to the wider objectives of the CLME+ SAP.

El proyecto CLME+ del PNUD/FMAM es una iniciativa que busca facilitar la implementación del Programa de Acciones Estratégicas para el Manejo Sostenible de los Recursos Marinos Vivos Compartidos de los Grandes Ecosistemas Marinos del Mar Caribe y de la Plataforma Del Norte De Brasil (PAE del CLME+), el cual ha sido trazado a 10 años y endosado por múltiples países de la región. El proyecto busca lograr dicha implementación facilitando la gestión basada en el ecosistema y un enfoque ecosistémico para la pesca (MEE / EEP) dentro de la región CLME +, de tal manera que pueda asegurarse el suministro de bienes y servicios que involucran recursos marinos vivos de la región de manera sostenible y resiliente al cambio climático. Dada su naturaleza regional e integral, el Proyecto CLME+ del PNUD/FMAM está enfocado en atacar las causas principales de la degradación ambiental, en particular las brechas y debilidades en los acuerdos de gobernanza transfronterizos e intersectoriales. En este mismo contexto, el proyecto ayuda a las partes interesadas a lograr una mejor coordinación, colaboración e integración entre la amplia gama de proyectos e iniciativas en curso y recientemente planificados que son relevantes para los objetivos más amplios del PAE CLME+.
Lead Organization : UNDP
Donor: GEF
Project ID: 5542
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 04/03/2020

Start Date: 2015-05-01
End Date: 2021-04-30
Official Project Document: CLME-Project-Document.pdf
Project Profile Manager: Patrick Debels
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: +57 5 6648292
Grant (USD): $12,500,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $134,000,000.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF: $134,000,000.00
Participating Country(s):
 Antigua and Barbuda  Barbados  Belize  Brazil  Colombia  Costa Rica  Dominica  Dominican Republic  Grenada  Guatemala  Guyana  Haiti  Honduras  Jamaica  Mexico  Panama  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Lucia  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Suriname  Trinidad and Tobago  United States of America
Contributions to the 10-year CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (2015-2025)
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Contributions to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG’s)
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Other Regional and Global Commitments
  • Achievements on SAP

    -With the support of the Project, the CLME+ Interim Fisheries Coordination Mechanism and CLME+ Interim Coordination Mechanism for Ocean Governance in the wider Caribbean were created. -A Regional Plan of Action against IUU fishing was delivered -the CLME+ Hub was created as a reference platform to be jointly owned by the ICM membership and partners of the CLME+ initiative -a CLME+ SAP actions tracking tool was developed and implemented (and will soon be made available through the Hub The OSPESCA Ministerial Council signed on 11 december 2019 the regional regulation on the Port State Measure Agreement, thereby kicking off ratification of the agreement by all 8 SICA member states.

  • Achievements on SDG

  • Achievements to other regional and global commitments

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