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Spatial Planning in the Coastal Zone of the East Asian Seas Region: Integrating Emerging Issues and Modern Management Approaches

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East Asian Seas Region Action Plan

The Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the East Asian Seas Region (the East Asian Seas Action Plan) was approved in 1981 stimulated by concerns on the effects and sources of marine pollution. Initially, the action plan involved five countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand).

In 1994, it was revised to involve another five countries (Australia, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea and Vietnam) and up to this date the action plan has nine participating countries (Australia is no longer a participating country)
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Ms. Connie Chiang as Strategy Development Consultant...

UNEP has recruited Ms. Connie Chiang as Strategy Development Consultant for the COBSEA Secretariat for a period of nine months to prepare a strategic direction document for COBSEA, which will involve the review of existing documents and information, consultation with relevant donors and partners, drafting of documents for review, and finalization of the strategic direction document based on comments received.

the UNEP/GEF Project "Implementing the Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea"

UNEP together with COBSEA Secretariat is currently implementing the GEF Project Preparation Grant (PPG) to formulate the full project document of the UNEP/GEF Project "Implementing the Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea" for submission to GEF Secretariat by end of June 2016. The COBSEA Secretariat will act as the Executing Agency for this project.

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