The East Asian Seas Congress 2021 will be held on the theme: Charting a New Decade of H.O.P.E. (Healthy Oceans, People and Economies). The Congress will comprise a mix of Collabs (technical and public-oriented discussions, workshops, and training), which will be held from June 2021 onwards and the International Conference which will take place in December 2021.
Organized by the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) and hosted by the Government of Cambodia, the EAS Congress aims to:
- share the lessons learned, track the progress made, and scale up good practices in implementing the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) at the regional, national, and local levels;
- build on and recalibrate existing management interventions and foster new opportunities for regional partnerships using innovative approaches, technologies, investments, and financing towards the sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment; and
- set up a clear roadmap on transformative blue solutions in the next decade, in accordance with the new normal and the UN Decade of Ocean Science, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and other relevant international and regional commitments.
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dates: 1-2 December 2021