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Global Targets, Local Benefits

International Conference on Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Development Framework Program

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The International Conference is open to the participation of governments and stakeholders from within and outside the East Asian Seas region. The International Conference features seminars, workshops, investors' roundtables and keynote addresses covering essential aspects of sustainable coastal and ocean governance and development in the region.

Session 1:

A Decade of Partnerships in Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia: Synergies and Achievements

Session 1: A Decade of Partnerships in Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia: Synergies and Achievements

This session explores the progress and achievements in coastal and ocean governance from the signing of the Putrajaya Declaration adopting the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) in 2003 and ten years after and explores how to move forward to address gaps, meet new challenges and international commitments, and improve future initiatives and investments.

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Session 2:

Accelerating Actions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Session 2: Accelerating Actions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development

This session will look into the processes and impacts, as well as discuss best practices and lessons learned, in implementing integrated coastal management (ICM) in the region especially in addressing issues such as climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, marine pollution and waste management, food security and alternative livelihood and water use conservation and management. The session will also feature innovations, researches and approaches that will enhance ICM implementation in the region.

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Session 3:

From Vision to Reality: Aligning the Global Agenda with Local Benefits

Session 3: From Vision to Reality: Aligning the Global Agenda with Local Benefits

The year 2015 marks a crucial milestone not just in sustainable ocean and coastal governance but also toward realizing the goals of the global sustainable development agenda. This session will focus in outlining issue-specific and region-wide targets and action programs beyond 2015 through an updated SDS-SEA, aligning it with relevant international instruments and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a view to further strengthening regional, national and local implementation.

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* Topics are subject to further discussion with Partners/Conveners (topics as of 9 December 2014)

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Hosted and Organized By

Hosted by the Government of Vietnam and organized by the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam (MONRE), Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the City Government of Danang, Vietnam