Recognizing the importance of coastal and marine resources for the livelihood of ASEAN people, ASEAN Leaders resolved to foster the conservation and sustainable management of coastal and marine ecosystems. Coastal and marine resources provide essential ecological, economic and social services in the ASEAN region.
Publication on Marine Protected Areas in Southeast Asia was developed by the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation now ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity to provide a reference for policymakers, planners, academia, and park managers on the management of marine protected areas in order to save, rehabilitate and safeguard the coastal and marine resources in the region.
The offline and online database is expected to facilitate information sharing among AMS. The publication serves as a regional mechanism for collective and harmonised efforts at the national level to sustain the quality of marine waters by providing management guidelines, and building monitoring and analytical capability.
AWGCME will also function as a consultative forum to promote coordination and collaboration among various relevant ASEAN and other regional marine-related initiatives to ensure a well-coordinated and integrated approach to the conservation and sustainable management of the coastal and marine environment.
Some completed and ongoing coastal marine environment related projects, include: Given the cross-sectoral nature of coastal and marine environment, activities that addressed coastal and marine environment are not only managed by the AWGCME but also other relevant working groups in the environment sector and beyond e.
AWGCME aims to ensure ASEANs coastal and marine environment are sustainably managed; representative ecosystems, pristine areas, and species are protected; economic activities are sustainably managed; and public awareness of the coastal and marine environment instilled.
The project aims to enhance the capacity of ASEAN Member States AMS in managing their forest and mangrove ecosystems by providing low carbon green livelihood for the people while rehabilitating degraded areas and maintaining wood biomass to contribute for the mitigation of climate change in the region.
The Summary of the Conference can be retrieved here.
Management Guidelines and Monitoring Manual in Coastal and marine waters serve as sinks for wastes from land-based sources, provide livelihood directly and indirectly to millions of people in ASEAN, provide food, maintain water cycles, regulate climatic conditions, and maintain the complex ecological balance of coastal and marine ecosystems.LIVING COASTAL RESOURCES OF THE ASEAN REGIONAND DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR THEIR MANAGEMENT SIGNIFICANCE OF LIVING COASTAL RESOURCES Living coastal resources are found within major coastal ecosystems.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGION: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES large diversity of coastal resources and communities Making Decentralized Coastal Zone Management Work. Coastal and marine resources provide essential ecological, economic and social services in the ASEAN region.
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