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Registration Now Open for the East Asian Seas Congress 2009

Quezon City, Philippines — Registration has opened for the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2009, a pioneering region-wide platform for capacity building, strategic action and cooperation for the sustainable development of the seas of East Asia to be held on 23-27 November 2009, in Manila, Philippines.Described as an intellectual marketplace, the EAS Congress brings together policymakers, senior government officials, scientists and technical experts, academics, private sector, local communities, nongovernmental entities, the youth and other stakeholders from local, national, regional and international levels together to share knowledge/experiences and engage in dynamic discussions regarding trends, issues and concerns related to coastal and ocean governance, locally, regionally and globally. Key events for the Congress include the Third Ministerial Forum on "Adaptation to Climate Change through Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management; and the International Conference on Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Development.Carrying the theme, "Partnerships at Work: Local Implementation and Good Practices," the EAS Congress 2009 is organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) and PEMSEA, supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Coastal Management Center (CMC).