The East Asian Seas Congress is held once every three years, and is being organised and hosted by the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA). The Congress will be held from the 27-30th November 2018, at the Iloilo Convention Centre, The Philippines.
PEMSEA is a project partner of INMS and a key regional body that will guide the development of the Global Policy Arena for Nitrogen. PEMSEA supports INMS through the coordination of its partners in the East Asia Demonstration Region, and through dissemination of results and awareness-raising, as well as through its work on improving management and practices related to the global nitrogen cycle.
The Congress will have the theme ’25 Years of Partnerships for Healthy Oceans, People and Economies: Moving as One with the Global Ocean Agenda’, and will be open to a variety of stakeholders across policy, governments, research institutions, private sectors and civil society. Included within the stakeholders will be The United Nations system, intergovernmental organisations, bilateral and multi-lateral projects, international financial institutions, Local and National Governments, civil society organisations, NGOs, academic institutions and research organisations.
The meeting will also be attended by representatives from the INMS East Asia Demonstration.
The overarching aims of this Congress are to:
- Develop implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) as well as strategies and action plans in line with the SDG 14 targets,
- Share experiences, discuss challenges and opportunities related to the SDS-SEA, at differing scales,
- Build on partnerships, achievements and initiatives, to assist in meeting regional, national and international targets for sustainable development with regards to oceans and coasts,
- Launch State of Oceans and Coast reports, to track blue economy development and growth,
- Contribute to the development of an ocean investment facility.
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