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Blue Economy Forum 2017 Proceedings

Publication Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018
Publication Type: 
Only Available Online

Decision-makers and leading experts from ministries, industry, academe and international organizations came together for the first regional Blue Economy Forum, which was held on 14-15 November 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The East Asian Seas (EAS) region is a center of marine biodiversity as well as a center of economic growth, but there are complex pressures and threats affecting the state of ocean health and ocean economy. Co-organized by PEMSEA, the Thailand Research Fund, and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE) Thailand, the two-day forum introduced 10 national and 4 sub-regional State of Oceans and Coasts reports, or SOCs, which focused on the vital role that oceans and marine ecosystems play in economic development, trade, welfare, resiliency, and food, water and energy security across the EAS region. The participants concluded that business as usual is no longer an option in the face of changing environment and climate. They underscored the need to prioritize critical challenges and recognize economic growth and healthy oceans as compatible propositions. Interesting actions, innovations, and partnerships taking place in the region demonstrate the huge potential for blue economy, and workable solutions towards achieving sustainable oceans and coasts for all.

PC/18/DOC/0-a Welcome Remarks
PC/18/DOC/0-b Opening Message
PC/18/DOC/0-c Opening Remarks from Stephen Adrian Ross
PC/18/DOC/0-d Keynote Address
PC/18/DOC/1a Intro Alistair Mcilgorm
PC/18/DOC/1b CAMBODIA_NSOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017
PC/18/DOC/1c CHINA_NSOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 (Zhu)
PC/18/DOC/1d INDONESIA_NSOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 (Fahrudin)
PC/18/DOC/1e MALAYSIA_NSOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 (Cheryl, MIMA)
PC/18/DOC/1f RO KOREA_SOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 (Cho)
PC/18/DOC/1g INTRO 2_Melanie Austen (PML)
PC/18/DOC/1h Philippines_SOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 
PC/18/DOC/1i THAILAND_NSOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 (Padermsak_revised)
PC/18/DOC/1j TIMOR LESTE_NSOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017 
PC/18/DOC/1k VIET NAM_SOC_Blue Economy Forum 2017
PC/18/DOC/2a INTRO_Waraporn_WorldBank
PC/18/DOC/2b Ecotourism and marine Parks_Malaysia
PC/18/DOC/2c Ocean energy_RO Korea_KIOST_KSLee
PC/18/DOC/2d Climate Smart Aquaculture_Viet Nam_Quyen
PC/18/DOC/2e Sustainable_tuna_fisheries_WCPFC_20171015
PC/18/DOC/2f Green ports_Malaysia
PC/18/DOC/4a MSP and MPA_Kirkman_Blue Economy Forum 2017
PC/18/DOC/4b MFF, Co-management, and Engaging the Private Sector_IUCN_Alex McWilliam
PC/18/DOC/4c Wastewater and septage management and carbon sequestration_Maynilad (FArellano)
PC/18/DOC/4e Catch Documentation and Traceability Systems_USAID Oceans_fisheries
PC/18/DOC/5a UNDP Bangkok_Gordon Johnson
PC/18/DOC/5b Indonesia_MOEF (Arief)
PC/18/DOC/5c Thailand_DMCR (Dhana)
PC/18/DOC/5d Japan_OPRI
PC/18/DOC/5e Policy Review_PEMSEA (James Mitchell)
PC/18/DOC/6a Regional SOC_PEMSEA (MEbarvia)
PC/18/DOC/6b Summary and Conclusions_Blue Economy Forum 2017
PC/18/DOC/6c Closing remarks_DMCR

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