Under the UNDP-GEF CLME+ Project, significant progress was made to deliver a first “prototype, partial SOMEE”, consisting of the delivery of several key “SOMEE building blocks“. The building blocks are available by clicking on the icons below. These “building blocks” included the first-ever “State of the Convention Area (SOCAR) Reports” on Land-Based Sources of Pollution and on Coastal and Marine Habitats, under the Cartagena Convention’s LBS and SPAW Protocols, respectively. The baseline information from the building blocks will be used to develop the fully integrated SOMEE report using the outline presented in the side menu.
With the CLME+ project nearing completion, it is anticipated that the fully integrated SOMEE report will be produced with the support of renewed financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the newly proposed UNDP/GEF PROCARIBE+ Project. This project is expected to provide funding, during the period 2022-2027, i.a. to operationalize the OCM Secretariat, and to support continued monitoring and reporting efforts in the region. In addition to the support for continued work on the regional, integrated SOMEE, the PROCARIBE+ Project is also expected to support national-level, SOMEE-based reporting efforts, in a number of pilot countries. Once more widespread, national-level SOMEE reporting is expected to substantially contribute to the enhanced quality of regional-level reporting efforts (long-term goal). The SOMEE will also provide baseline information and guide the collaborative development by regional and national stakeholders of the next iteration of the region’s 10-year Strategic Action Programme on the Marine Environment (SAP; 2025-2034).