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Lessons Learned from the Nairobi Convention (2014)

The ocean and coastal region is abundant in transboundary resources necessary for sustainable development of countries around the world. The utilization of these resources causes impacts such as pollution, overfishing, and the destruction of habitats. These issues do not just affect a individual resource user, but the system of coastal and island communities as a whole. In light of these transboundary issues, there has been an increased call for collaboration in addressing these issues through regional management initiatives. Countries must be aware of the activities occurring within their national jurisdiction, the national jurisdiction of other adjacent countries, and within the high seas. Regional ocean governance frameworks have become the primary method of insuring the sustainable transboundary management of the marine and coastal environment

27 Aug 2018

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Lessons Learned from the Nairobi Convention (2014).pdf