PEMSEA's special anniversary publication, entitled Perspectives on Building a Regional Mechanism for Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia, documents the organization's rich experience in forging dynamic partnerships and collaboration in the East Asian Seas (EAS) region in the past 20 years. The publication features different chapters written by several key individuals who have played a vital role in PEMSEA's evolution over the years. Each chapter highlights PEMSEA's remarkable journey including milestones it has achieved, challenges faced and valuable lessons learned in the last two decades. With this, the publication also puts forward the directions and future prospects of PEMSEA as it transforms into a full-fledged and self-sustaining international organization in coastal and ocean governance in the EAS region. Some notable contributors include Dr. Chua Thia-Eng, former Regional Programme Director of PEMSEA; Dr. Alfred Duda, former Senior Advisor of the Global Environment Facility International Waters Focal Area; Mr. Koji Sekimizu of the International Maritime Organization; and Ambassador Mary Seet-Cheng of the East Asian Seas Partnership Council. Former staff members and collaborators also shared short anecdotes on their experiences working with PEMSEA.
Perspectives on Building a Regional Mechanism for Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia
In the past year, concerted efforts to scale up the implementation of the 2018-2022 Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) meant PEMSEA and its partner countries surpassed its integrated coastal management...