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PEMSEA Transformation Prioritized at the 8th Executive Committee Meeting by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 22, 2011 03:48 AM
Beijing, PR China — PEMSEA's transformation into a self-sustaining international organization was a major topic of discussion during the recently concluded Executive Committee meeting in Beijing, PR China.
Of Prawns and Mangroves: Green-mindedness in Orion, Bataan by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 22, 2011 03:40 AM
Orion, Bataan, Philippines – On a normal day, these fishers are offshore making a living, today they are shaping their future.
Consultations on the Development of NOWPAP's Medium-term Strategy by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 16, 2011 08:32 PM
As requested by the member states at the recently convened 15th NOWPAP Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) in Moscow, the Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) of NOWPAP has started consultations with the Regional Activity Centres on the development of the NOWPAP Medium-term Strategy in order to enhance NOWPAP implementation.
UNEP Year Book 2011 Launched by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 18, 2011 12:21 AM
The UNEP Year Book 2011 - Emerging Issues in Our Changing Global Environment - was launched recently. It is the 8th edition of the UNEP flagship report which examines global emerging issues and provides the latest environmental science.
NOWPAP at the YSLME Meeting and the Meeting of Regional Seas Coordinators by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 18, 2011 12:37 AM
NOWPAP officers attended the 7th Meeting of the Regional Scientific and Technical Panel and Project Steering Committee for the UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Project in PR China and the meeting of the Coordinators of UNEP-administered Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans in Nairobi, Kenya.
Joint Planning for Sustainable Coastal Development in the Philippines Kicks Off by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 22, 2011 03:46 AM
Philippines - As a signatory to the Putrajaya Declaration and the Haikou Partnership Agreement, the Philippines has committed to develop and adopt a national coastal and ocean policy and contribute to the target of scaling up ICM to cover 20 percent of the region's coastline. These two objectives have been adopted by PEMSEA participating governments as two measurable milestones in implementing the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia over the next 5 years.
PPP Opportunities for Manila Bay discussed in recent workshop by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 22, 2011 03:54 AM
Manila, Philippines - Last 23 February 2011 saw a gathering of local government representatives surrounding Manila Bay for a workshop entitled "ICM Implementation and Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): Supporting the Implementation of the Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy." The event was attended by more than 60 participants.
Raising Awareness to Protect Cambodia's Marine Resources by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 18, 2011 03:30 AM
Koh Rong Samloem, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia – A hands-on training course organized by the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) has helped raise awareness and understanding amongst Cambodian government, marine police and navy personnel of the importance of fisheries resource management.
Local Oil Spill Contingency Plans Launched in Thailand and Viet Nam by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 22, 2011 03:39 AM
Chonburi, Thailand - East Asia's and probably the world’s first provincial-level oil spill contingency plans were recently launched in Thailand’s Chonburi province and in the two Vietnamese southern provinces of Tra Vinh and Ben Tre. Professor Raphael P.M. Lotilla, PEMSEA Executive Director, emphasized their significance since 80 percent of oil spills are classified as small (below 7 tons) and require localized response while major oil spills almost always require the involvement of local governments.
Good Practices in Water Management Highlighted in Tropical Coasts by PEMSEA Webmaster — last modified March 22, 2011 03:43 AM
Quezon City, Philippines – PEMSEA released a new issue of Tropical Coasts that expounds on the challenges and good practices in water supply and management. The new issue features the discussions held during the International Conference on Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Development during the East Asian Seas Congress in Manila, Philippines, on 23-27 November 2009.