Article 4(5) and Article 21 of the Convention
The CPs are generally obliged to cooperate in the formulation and adoption of additional protocols for the implementation of the Convention.
The effect of this relational linkage is that the revision of the regime of the Barcelona Convention system cannot be carried out otherwise but relationally. The transition from the old conventional regime (sectorial environmental governance of the Mediterranean marine environment) to the new conventional regime (integrated environmental governance of the Mediterranean region) inevitably carried with it this relational linkage
A comprehensive reconstruction of the conventional regime – the paradoxical practice by certain CPs