Proceedings of the 2013 PNLG Forum


Wednesday, October 02, 2013


Meeting Documents




"Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, New Satoumi and Vitalization of Coastal Area through Integrated Coastal Management"

Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan, 30 September – 2 October 2013


i. The 2013 PEMSEA Network of Local Governments for Sustainable Development (PNLG) Forum was held at the Nemuno Sato Hotel and Resort, Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan, from 30 September to 2 October 2013. The Shima City Government hosted the Forum with support from the Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF).

ii. The Forum was attended by representatives from the PNLG regular members, namely: Cambodia (Preah Sihanouk); PR China (Dongying, Fangchenggang, Haikou, Laoting, Qinzhou, Quanzhou and Xiamen); Indonesia (Denpasar City, Gianyar Regency, Karangasem Regency, Sukabumi Regency and Tabanan Regency); Japan (Shima); Malaysia (Northern Selangor and Port Klang); Philippines (Bataan, Batangas, Cavite and Guimaras provinces); RO Korea (Changwon City and Shihwa); and Vietnam (Danang and Quang Nam). Representatives from the PNLG associate members, the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) of the State Oceanic Administration and Coastal and Ocean Management Institute (COMI) of Xiamen University, PR China, were also present.

iii. Representatives from various local governments and various institutions served as observers, including: Cambodia (Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong provinces); China (State Oceanic Administration); Indonesia (Bangli); Japan (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Ministry of Environment; The Nippon Foundation; Tokyo University; Kaiyo Construction Co. Ltd. and Intercom); Lao PDR (Champasak Province); Timor-Leste (Manatuto and Liquica districts and National Directorate for Fisheries and Aquaculture).

iv. The PNLG Secretariat in Xiamen and PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) served as the Secretariat for the Meeting, while the Agriculture and Fisheries Department and Satoumi Promotion Project Team of Shima City served as the local secretariat.

v. The meeting agenda and full list of participants are attached as Annex 1 and 2.