Proceedings of the 2015 PNLG Forum


Friday, November 20, 2015


Meeting Documents




Setting the Sustainable Development Agenda for the Seas of East Asia beyond 2015

16-21 November 2015

PEMSEA Network of Local Governments (PNLG) Forum 2015


i. The 2015 Annual Forum of PEMSEA Network of Local Governments for Sustainable Coastal Development (PNLG) was held at Pullman Hotel, Da Nang City, Viet Nam, on 20 November 2015. The People’s Committee of Da Nang City hosted the Forum.

ii. The Forum was attended by representatives from 26 of the 40 PNLG Regular Members, namely: Cambodia (Sihanoukville); China (Beihai, Changyi, Dongying, Fangchenggang, Pingtan, Quanzhou, Wenzhou, and Xiamen); Indonesia (Bali Province, Buleleng Regency, and Sukabumi Regency); Japan (Shima), Malaysia (Northern Selangor, Port Klang, and Sepang); Philippines (Bataan, Batangas, Cavite and Guimaras); RO Korea (Ansan and Changwon); Thailand (Chonburi); and Viet Nam (Da Nang, Quang Nam, and Thua Thien Hue). Representatives from the two Associate Members, i.e., First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and Coastal and Ocean Management Institute (COMI) of Xiamen University, China, also attended the event.

iii. Representatives from various local governments and institutions participated as observers, including: Cambodia (Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong); China (State Oceanic Administration); Japan (Obama City and Omura City); Lao PDR (Champasack Province, Saravanne Province, and Sekong Province); Philippines (Bataan Coastal Care Foundation, Inc.); and Timor‐Leste (Dili Municipality and Liquiça Municipality).

iv. The PNLG Secretariat in Xiamen and the PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) served as the Secretariat for the forum, while the Department of Natural Resource and Environment of Da Nang City served as the local secretariat.

v. Technical Session Chair and Co‐Chair of East Asian Seas Partnership Council, PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) and Southeast Asia Secretariat of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability also participated in the event.

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