Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland says the signing of the land-mark Commonwealth Blue Charter is a game changer for sustainable ocean development.
The 6th Commonwealth Secretary General visited Saint Lucia on 26 April, as part of a multi-nation Caribbean tour.
Her tour comes on the heels of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
She says the Charter, which will impact one-third of the world’s national coastal waters, will protect the ocean from the effects of climate change, pollution and over-fishing.
53 leaders who represent 2.4 billion people attended the London meeting.
Baroness Scotland says it was an ideal platform for small island states like Saint Lucia, to speak on the impacts of climate change.
Baroness Scotland says Heads of Government have made political commitments and agreed to practical actions to ensure a fairer, more secure and sustainable future.