Ocean governance in the Wider Caribbean Region: Communication and coordination mechanisms by which states interact with regional organisations and projects (2010)
The large number of states in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) results in most ocean governance issues being transboundary and thus requiring regional cooperation. This project examines one aspect of transboundary ocean governance. It explores how the states in the Wider Caribbean Region relate to regional organizations and projects that deal with transboundary ocean governance issues, specifically regarding participation of states in their meetings. The term ‘state’ is used for both independent states and the many semiautonomous dependencies in the region. The nature of national level arrangements determines the extent of consultation at the national level as a basis for genuine representation of the full range of stakeholders (government, private sector and civil society) at regional meetings, and also whether information from such meetings is in turn communicated back to these stakeholders. The national level processes underlying interaction with regional initiatives are important if there is to be effective, efficient, accountable, transparent governance of transboundary matters in the region.
06 Sep 2018