What is the Partnership?
The “Global Partnership for the Sustainable Management, Use and Protection of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems” (CLME+ Partnership) is an interactive, responsive, dynamic and evolving, voluntary non-legally binding long-term partnership arrangement for the stakeholders of the marine environment of the CLME+ region.
The CLME+ Partnership brings together stakeholders from:
Governments, Governmental Institutions, Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGO’s), Civil Society, Private Sector, Academia, Communities and Influential Individuals, Financial Institutions and the Donor and Development Aid Community, at various levels, to work as complements of each other, act collaboratively and in a coordinated manner, and bring into full play the formal mandate or role, and comparative advantages of each stakeholder, to jointly deliver on the Partnership’s Mission and Objectives.
The Partnership’s mission is to improve interactive and cooperative ocean governance, for example through the integrated management of the shared living marine resources of the CLME+ region.
Partnership Members will coordinate, collaborate, fund, create synergies and linkages, avoid overlap and strive for complementarity, cost-effectiveness and cost-efficiency, and acquire enhanced oversight of the many efforts and initiatives on the marine environment in the CLME+ region, in order to jointly improve the governance of the CLME+ region as a socio-ecological system, and to promote and contribute to the sustainable management, use and protection of associated living marine resources.
The Partnership will:
support the work of inter-governmental organizations with a formal mandate for the protection and sustainable use of the marine environment of the CLME+ region in the implementation of these formal mandates and the successful execution of associated work programmes, and promote and secure the engagement of, and up-scaling of actions by all sectors of society;
The CLME+ Partnership Core Membership consists of (a) the countries that have formally endorsed the CLME+ SAP, and (b) the Parties to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes and governs the “Interim Coordination Mechanism for the Sustainable Management, Use and Protection of shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems”, (“CLME+ SAP ICM” or “ICM”).