A Decade of Partnerships in Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia: Synergies and Achievements
This session explored 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 explored new challenges and international commitments, and their impact on important coastal and ocean sectors and economies in the region.
Managing Risks in Climate Change and Disasters in the Seas of East Asia
The workshop re-visited the progress made, including the challenges, to advance climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk and reduction (DRR) in the seas of East Asia. It showcased on-the-ground good practices, working models and innovative solutions; and highlighted how an integrated approach has been helping local governments to adapt, prepare and
respond to climate change and disaster risks.
The workshop tackled the need for a strategic framework for CCA/DRR in the EAS region, and how its implementation can be facilitated and scaled up through:
1. the transfer and replication of working models and good practices;
2. identifying priority areas for implementation, key targets, needs, and challenges; and
3. identifying opportunities for knowledge‐sharing and collaborative efforts.
|Workshop 1 Conclusions and Recommendations||Download|
|Towards Urban Risk Reduction: Experience from EAS Region||N.M.S.I. Arambepola and Anisur Rahman|
|Strategies in Responding to Disappearing Coastlines||Poh Poh Wong|
|Climate Change Policies and Actions in the Ocean and Fisheries Sector of the Republic of Korea||Lee Suk-hui|
|Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships for Disaster Risk Management and Community Resilience in Vietnam||Nguyen Tri Thanh|
|Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk in Coastal Areas of Sukabumi Regency, West Java, Indonesia||Denis Eriska|
|Post-Tsunami Recovery of Port and Harbor Areas in Japan from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami||Kazuhiko Honda|
|Lessons from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Recovery: Efforts, Problems and Solutions for Better Reconstruction in Developing Countries||Abdul Muhari|
|Relationship between Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Perspective of Loss and Damage||Pham Van Tan and Le Minh Nhat||Abstract|
|Sustaining Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction||Nisakorn Wiwekwin|
|Use of Ecosystem Service Framework to Inform Policy Decisions on CCA and DRR||Choong-Ki Kim||Presentation|
|Build Back Better Recovery from Typhoon Haiyan: Two Years After||Alma Evangelista||Presentation|
|Land subsidence and Climate Change Adaptation in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia||Dr. Park, Han san||Presentation|
|Case Study: Climate-friendly Urban and Coastal Development||Jo Yong Chol||Presentation|
|Overview of Climate Finance for Adaptation||Kurukulasuriya||Presentation|
|Strengthening PEMSEA's Contribution in CCA/DDR in the EAS Region||Dr. Antonio La Viña||Presentation|
|Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Mitigation in Danang Urban Development||Nguyen Thanh Tien||Presentation|
|Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: An Instrument for Making Cities Resilient and Sustainable||Abhilash Panda||Presentation|
|Building Adaptation Capacity to Climate Change - KACC Supporting Programs for Local Government||Park Kwang Kook||Presentation|
|Ocean Observation to Increase Predictability in Climate Change Adaptation: Status of Scientific Studies and Challenges in Asia and Pacific||Qiao Fangli||Presentation|
Maritime Sector Contributions to a Blue Economy for the Seas of East Asia
The maritime transport sector is considered as a major contributor to blue economy in the East Asian Seas region and has been recognized as the backbone to world trade and globalization.
Increase in world trade means increase demands for the maritime transport and its related services. Thus, the maritime sector is now faced with the challenge of how to advance the growth potentials of the maritime economy while minimizing the environmental impact of its activities.
This workshop on Maritime Sector Contributions to a Blue Economy for the Seas of East Asia deliberated on the growth potentials of shipping, port and oil and gas industry, their economic contributions to world trade, opportunities available in each sector and areas for further development. A major discussion in this workshop was how these sub-sectors of the maritime industry were able to balance the increasing demand for its services with environmental sustainability.
In response to the call to mainstream sustainability criteria into planning processes, policies and investment strategies in government, the workshop developed a road map which will promote the development of a blue economy in the EAS region through a sustainable maritime transport system that enables growth of the maritime economy while protecting the marine environment.
|Workshop 2 Proceedings||Download|
|Workshop 2 Conclusions and Recommendations||Download|
|Perspectives from the Oil and Gas Industry and Efforts to Strengthen Preparedness and Response to Oil Spill Incidents (The Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project)||Dave Davidson|
|Perspectives on the Availability of Compensation Following an Oil Spill Incident in South East Asia||José Maura|
|Promoting Government-Industry Cooperation to Minimise the Impacts and Risks of the Petroleum Industry (The GI South East Asia Programme)||Philip Ruck|
|Environmentally Sustainable Initiatives in the ASEAN Ports||Franca Sprong|
|Embedding Tiered Preparedness and Response||Darren Waterman|
|Recent Developments and Emerging Trends in Shipping Incidents||Alex Hunt||Presentation|
|Vietnam Port System to Server the Blue Economy - Overview of Potentials and Challenges||Ho Kim Lan||Presentation|
|Presentation on Promoting Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability in Vietnam Maritime Industry||Presentation|
|Philippines - Governments’ Initiative in Promoting Environmental Sustainability in the Maritime Sector||Presentation|
|Thailand - Governments’ Initiative in Promoting Environmental Sustainability in the Maritime Sector||Presentation|
Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia: from Nation to Region
The six Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and subregional seas of East Asian region are experiencing physical, ecological and socioeconomic changes associated with infrastructure development, urbanization, extreme climate events, land and sea-based activities, and population increase. International cooperation at regional and LME levels has facilitated in many ways collaborative responses among countries to the challenges and uncertainties with countries’ adoption of ocean policies and measures in alignment with the regional action programs such as the strategic action programme (SAP) and regional sustainable development strategy.
What are the drivers that have shaped the regional coast and ocean governance? What achievements and impact have these regional governance mechanisms made in addressing overfishing, eutrophication, loss of coastal and marine biodiversity and other transboundary issues in the last decade? What are the gaps in our understanding of the coasts and oceans? What are the innovative implementation and governance mechanisms for SAPs and the regional strategy? What should the collaborating countries do in terms of policy and regulatory framework and institutional arrangements to make these regional mechanisms and initiatives work more effectively? This workshop helped facilitate regional and national initiatives to respond to the ocean agenda enshrined in the Future We Want at Rio+20 and SDGs.
|Workshop 3 Proceedings||Download|
|Workshop 3 Conclusions and Recommendations||Download|
|Regional Seas Governance Mechanisms: Drivers, Progress and Lesson Learnt||Widi Agoes Pratikto|
|Regionalizing the SDGs: Perspectives of UNDP/GEF||Andrew Hudson||Presentation|
|Central Role of Coasts and Oceans in East Asia||Stephen Adrian Ross||Presentation|
|Towards Good Regional Ocean Governance – Status, Gaps and Policy Recommendations||Lena Kern||Presentation|
|Capacity Building in Monitoring and Assisting Management of Tuna Fisheries in the East Asian Seas||SungKwon Soh|
|Regional Seas Governance Mechanisms: NOWPAP example||Alexander Tkalin|
|Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action (ATSEA) Program||Tonny Wagey|
|Cooperation for Sustainable Coastal Area Development in Da Nang City is the Responsibility of the Concerned Parties||Thai Van Quang||Presentation|
|The Win-Win Partnership: Privately Managed Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area||Chung Fung Chen|
|The Coral Triangle marine Protected Area System (CTMPAS) Framework||Theresa Mundita S. Lim|
|Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia: from Nation to Region||Atty. Roberto V. Oliva|
|Panel Session 2: Partnerships for Win-Wins towards Achieving the SDGs Zamboanga Experience||Roberto Baylosis|
|Regional Seas Governance in East Asian Seas: the Need for Vertical Integration of Community-Based Action to National and Regional Management Process||Sulan Chen|
|UNEP Regional Seas Programme||Reynaldo Molina||Presentation|
|Protection of the Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion||Nilda Baling||Presentation|
|Workshop Notes||Panel 2: Partnerships for Win-Wins Towards Achieving the SDGs||Presentation|
|Development of Ocean Governance at the National and Local Level under the Framework of UNCLOS, the Future We Want, and SDGs||Hiroshi Terashima|
|Case Study: Latest Developments in Basic Ocean Policy and Law at National Level||Bamroongsak Chatananthawej|
|Singapore’s Implementation of International Conventions Relating to Marine Contingency Planning – the Balance between Legal and Administrative Measures||Denise Cheong|
|Integrated Coastal and Ocean Governance of Korea – Evolution & Innovation||Jiyeon Choi|
|Ocean Policy Development, Progress and Challenges in Malaysia||Cheryl Rita Kaur|
|China’s Marine Sustainable Development Policy||Liu Yan|
|Ocean Policy Development in Japan||Toshiyuki Onuma|
|Marine Governance in Viet Nam||Pham Thi Gam|
|Philippine Coastal/Ocean Law & Policy: Sliding Back to “Business as Usual”?||Jay L. Batongbacal
Rodolfo Ferdinand N. Quicho, Jr.
|Advancing Marine Science for Coastal and Ocean Governance in the West Pacific||Vo Si Tuan
|SDS-SEA – The Roadmap Towards Achieving SDGs in the EAS Region||Analiza Rebuelta-Teh||Presentation|