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Charting PEMSEA’s course towards 2030

PEMSEA is pleased to announce the completion of the 2023-2027 Implementation Plan of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA). This document heralds the beginning of PEMSEA’s post-2020 journey towards implementing actionable steps and measures that achieve its vision of healthy ocean, healthy people and healthy economies that are anchored on effective governance.     

The SDS-SEA IP 2023-2027 was formulated through 10 months of consultative and participatory process involving representatives from PEMSEA’s country and non-country partners. This process was guided by the EASPC’s Technical Session Chairs and Co-Chairs. The final plan was adopted at the 29th Expanded Executive Committee of the East Asian Seas Partnership Council (EASPC) on 29 November 2022.

The Implementation Plan is made up of 4 components and 13 priority programs, which include targeted actions, indicators, timelines and responsible partners. The 24 desired outcomes are designed to be ambitious, but achievable within the next 5 years. 

The new targets of the SDS-SEA IP 2023-2027 were set taking into account the accomplishments of the SDS-SEA from 2018 to 2022. They were further guided by the various post-2020 initiatives and actions that are in place to accelerate sustainable solutions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals at global, regional and national levels, the desire to complement Covid-19 post-pandemic recovery measures, and more importantly, the direction provided in the Preah Sihanouk Ministerial Declaration for stepping up actions on the road to 2030.

The Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia Implementation Plan 2023-2027 is available for download. For further information, please email info@pemsea.org.