EAS Congress 2015: Global Targets, Local Benefits
EAS Congress 2015: Global Targets, Local Benefits

Global Targets — Local Benefits: Setting the Sustainable Development Agenda for the Seas of East Asia beyond 2015

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International Conference Sessions, Provisional Workshops and Seminars

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 since the signing of the Putrajaya Declaration adopting the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) in 2003 and explores new challenges and international commitments, and their impact on important coastal and ocean sectors and economies in the region.

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Session 2:

Accelerating Actions for Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Session 2: Accelerating Actions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development

This session will review best practices and lessons learned in addressing issues such as climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, marine pollution and waste management, food security, alternative livelihoods and water use conservation and management through the application of integrated coastal management (ICM).

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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

This session will focus on ways and means of addressing issue-specific and region-wide objectives and action programs beyond 2015 under the updated SDS-SEA, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and other international commitments.

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* Topics are subject to further discussion with Partners/Conveners (topics as of 26 February 2015)

 

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Hosted, Organized and Supported By

Hosted by the Government of Vietnam, organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam (MONRE), Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI), People’s Committee of Danang City, Vietnam and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) and supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)