From Vision to Reality: Aligning the Global Agenda with Local Benefits
This session focused 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.
Matching the Societal Aspiration for a Blue Ocean through Public-Private Partnerships
Public-private partnership (PPP) is a useful approach for mobilizing financial resources and expertise to deliver required public services, and providing a performance-based management framework that can strengthen the quality of public services and reduce their costs. But are the enabling environments for PPP in East Asian Seas region contributing to financing public services and infrastructure for sustainable coastal and ocean development? What are the innovative policies, programmes and partnerships being developed and implemented to finance projects that deliver efficient and effective public services while mitigating environmental impact to coastal and marine environments? Are their constraints in the process of transforming a much needed environmental service into a feasible PPP investment project? What are they and how can they be overcome? This workshop evaluated PPP as an approach to finance public services and infrastructure, and to identify ways and means of scaling up its application among local governments that are implementing ICM programs for sustainable coastal development.
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|Public Private People Partnership (4P) for the Development of New “Global Hub” Town Baandar Kayangan - Indonesia||Son Diamar|
|Application of PPP in Infrastructure Development of Da Nang City||Nguyen Thị Thu Hong||Presentation|
|Legal and Institutional Framework for Public-Private Partnership in Vietnam||PhD. Dinh Trong Thang|
|PPP as a Solution to Watershed Financing: A Case Study of PPP Practice on Nanming River Watershed Management in China||Dr. Lili Gan|
|Public-Private Partnerships in China||Mr. Ping Fu|
|Baliwag Water District’s Venture in Implementing the Septage Management Program (SMP) through Public-Private Partnership (PPP)||Engr. Ma. Victoria E. Signo|
|National PPP Enabling Environment and Lessons Learned from Local Level PPPs||Ma. Cecilia G. Soriano|
|Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP): A Responsive Program to Address Needs of Industry||Dr. Urdujah A. Tejada|
Future of Coastal Cities
By 2030, the UN estimates, 70% of people will be in our global cities, the hubs of innovation and economy that today provide about 80% of global GDP (World Bank). Cities around the globe are growing fast—more than half of the world’s 7.2 billion people now live in one city or another, a number expected to swell to more than 6 billion people living in cities by 2050, mostly in Africa and Asia. Cities now deliver fully three-quarters of global economic activity, totaling more than US$50 trillion.
Cities around the world have made bold commitments to confront climate change. The Compact of Mayors, announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York City, is convening cities to set ambitious targets and report their performance transparently. Through the Compact, some of the world’s leading city networks—C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)—in partnership with 25 organizations are mobilizing their cities to amplify and expand commitments to address climate change.
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|Ansan Coloring the City: Local Initiatives||Dr. Jong Geel Je||Presentation|
|Obama City Development with the Sea for the Future||Koji Matsuzaki||Presentation|
|Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity||Ms. Cheo Pei Rong|
|ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat||Victorino Aquitania||Presentation|
|ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Model Cities||Do Nam Thang
|Integrated Urban Coastal Management in Singapore||Dr. Nhung Nguyen||Abstract|
|Blue Carbon Challenges of Future City Yokohama||Mr. Oshima Takashi|
|Sustainable Coastal Cities: Green, Resilience and Competitiveness Agenda||Atty. Maria Teresita G. Lacerna|
|Da Nang – Environmental City||Nguyen Đieu||Presentation|
Blue Economy Development: Where are we now? Where are we headed?
Identification and measurement of the ocean-based and ocean-related economic activities, and their contribution to national economies will be presented during the workshop. Sustainability of such activities will be examined through valuation of ecosystem services and damages. Examples of investments in innovative practices and technologies that contribute to blue economy development, address environmental and resource degradation and climate change impacts, and make economic activities more environmentally sound will also be presented.
The assessment of ocean economy, ocean health and investment opportunities provided the evidence base for setting a policy agenda and roadmap for sustainable management of coasts and oceans, institutionalizing ocean economy-environment accounting, integrating the blue economy assessment into economic development and investment plans, and enabling blue economy investments. Moving from the initial country assessment to reporting of national and regional State of Oceans and Coasts (SOC) was also explored.
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|Improving Policy-Making and Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth and Ecosystem Management through Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystems||Cary Anne Cadman|
|Science and Technology Advantages: An Important Mean for Blue Aquaculture Development in Vietnam||Cao Le Quyen|
|A Preliminary Assessment of the Ocean Economy and Marine Ecosystem Services in Korea||Jeong-In Chang|
|Assessment of Ocean Economy and Ocean Health: Indonesian Case||Achmad Fahrudin|
|Blue Carbon for Blue Growth: Managing Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Sustainable Coastal Livelihood in Indonesia||Andreas A. Hutahaean|
|Blue economy investment opportunities in Malaysia: A focus on green ports and shipping||Cheryl Rita Kaur|
|Ocean in the national income accounts: The Malaysian case||Cheryl Rita Kaur|
|Environmental Investments in the Philippines for Blue Economy Development||Constante A. Llanes, Jr.|
|Thailand Investment Opportunity in Ecotourism||Dr. Orapan Nabangchang|
|Ocean Economy and Ocean Health in Thailand||Dr. Orapan Nabangchang
Dr. Nawarat Krairapanond
|Development of Ocean Economy in China||Wen Quan|
|Assessment of Ocean Economy: The Philippine Case||Romeo S. Recide|
|Biotechnology, Marine Natural Product Chemistry in China and International Cooperation||Jinzhong Xu|
|Vietnam’s Marine Industries: Current State and Perspectives||Nguyen Hoang Ha|
|Outlook for Ocean Energy Development in Korea||Kwang Soo Lee|