UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea LME Project (YSLME)

The YSLME Project’s Mission Statement is “To protect, conserve and manage the Yellow Sea through sustainable use of its waters and watershed, by reducing development stress and promoting sustainable exploitation of its resources” and the overall objective is for “Ecosystem-based, environmentally-sustainable management and use of the YSLME and its watershed by reducing development stress and promoting sustainable exploitation of the ecosystem from a densely populated, heavily urbanized, and industrialized semi-enclosed shelf sea”. Longer-term objectives are to achieve global environmental benefit by helping countries work collaboratively in achieving changes in sectoral policies and activities so that transboundary environmental issues that cause degradation in shared water bodies can be resolved and integrating the use of sound land and water resource management strategies as a result of changes in sectoral policies and activities to promote sustainable development.