Proceedings of the PNLG Forum 2016


Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Meeting Documents


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The PNLG Forum 2016 was hosted by the City Government of Ansan, RO Korea, from September 5-7, 2016 at the Ansan Culture and Art Center. Carrying the theme of “Sustainable Future Cities in the Coastal Area through UN SDGs”, the PNLG Forum 2016 assembled over 100 representatives from 30 local governments in 8 countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Philippines, RO Korea, Thailand and Vietnam), as well as representatives from the PNLG associate members (Coastal and Ocean Management Institute and First Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanic Administration of China). Observers were also present from Dili, Manatuto, Liquica of Timor Leste, and the Marine Biology Institute of Shandong Province, China.

The 2016 Forum adopted the PNLG Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2016-2021, which aligned the ICM programs of the PNLG members with relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 6 (Water and Sanitation), SDG 11 (Sustainable Communities and Cities), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and SDG 17 (Partnership building). PNLG membership was expanded to a total of 45, with the induction of five new members from Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong Provinces, Cambodia; Tangerang Regency, Indonesia; and Sanya City, China.