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Highlights: PEMSEA Executive Committee Meeting 2022

PEMSEA held an expanded Executive Committee (EC) meeting on 29 November 2022 to deliberate and approve the SDS-SEA Implementation Plan 2023-2027. This was held at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Manila, Philippines. The event was hybrid, with in-person and virtual attendance. EAS Partnership Council Chair Dr. Vann Monyneath and Technical Session Chair Dr. Keita Furukawa came to Manila to chair the 29th Expanded Executive Committee and meet with the PEMSEA Resource Facility staff and Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources as host of PEMSEA, while country and non country partners joined online. 

The expanded Executive Committee deliberated and endorsed the new Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia Implementation Plan 2023-2027. The plan takes into account the need to accelerate sustainable solutions in line with the UN SDGS, climate and biodiversity commitments at the global, regional and national levels; incorporates national post pandemic recovery measures; the direction provided in the Preah Sihanouk Ministerial Declaration for stepping up actions on the road to 2030 and was also informed by an assessment and recommendations on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI).

The EC also received updates on PEMSEA's projects relating to plastic pollution, shipping, the SDS-SEA, and public outreach.

A tree-planting capped the event.