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Oceans and natural resources

Commonwealth countries are endowed with immense and precious natural resources. When managed equitably and sustainably, the exploitation of natural resources bolsters national and natural resilience, improving prosperity for all citizens.

The Commonwealth Secretariat offers legal and technical support for the development of laws and policies that can boost investment, enhance good governance, and ensure that the wealth derived from natural resources is prudently managed for the equitable benefit of all citizens.

In the ocean space and maritime sector, the Commonwealth supports countries in the development of ocean laws and policies that promote sustainable economic growth based on better management of coastal and marine ecosystems and resources

Commonwealth model laws