PEMSEA Resource Facility’s Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Policies, and Guidelines and Procedures
Consistent with PEMSEA’s vision “Healthy Oceans, People and Economies”, the PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) is committed to promoting sustainable development in the Seas of East Asia region. The PRF is committed to implementing and supporting environmentally sound and sustainable development operations, projects and activities.
With PEMSEA’s mission: “To foster and sustain healthy and resilient oceans, coasts, communities and economies across the Seas of East Asia through integrated management solutions and partnerships”, the PRF recognizes that environmental and social sustainability and gender equality are fundamental components of achieving its mandate as the lead organization for sustainable development of coasts and oceans in the East Asian Seas region.
In order to meet the goals of its mandate, the PRF adopts the Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Policies. These policies strengthen PRF’s accountability to PEMSEA’s Country and Non-Country Partners as well as its other stakeholders in the development processes (e.g. donors and international organizations).
The PRF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Policies and Guidelines and Procedures define the safeguards requirements and policies that will apply in the PRF’s operations, programmes, and projects.
Objective of the PRF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Policies and Guidelines and Procedures
The objectives of the PRF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Policies and Guidelines and Procedures are to:
“Avoid, minimize, mitigate or offset” harm to the environment and to men and women by incorporating environmental, social and gender concerns as an integral part of its operations; and supported, and implemented projects;
Address the identified adverse environmental and social impacts in the PRF’s operations and all stages of the project cycle;
Ensure that PRF operational activities and supported and implemented project activities comply with the requirements laid out in the PRF’s policies for environmental and social safeguards and gender mainstreaming.
Communicate the PRF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Policies to all levels of PEMSEA organization and partners.