Regional Cooperation in Ecosystem-based Management in the Seas of East Asia: The Partnership Approach (2006)
PEMSEA has adopted the concept of ecosystem-based management for river basins, estuaries and coastal seas in the region through the application of integrated and adaptive management approaches in addressing pollution, loss of habitats and biodiversity, depletion of fisheries and marine resources, coastal reclamation, and other coastal and marine issues in the context of the socioeconomic, political, cultural and ecological characteristics of the region (PEMSEA, 2004). PEMSEA applies the hierarchical principles to ICM practices by effectively utilizing the fundamental approaches, operational strategies and the availability of tools and international environmental instruments to achieve the overall goal of sustainable development at the local level and subregional and regional seas (Table 1). ICM mobilizes the three key sectors of society – government, private sector and NGOs -- in partnership, and uses the key dynamics of integrated management towards achieving environmental sustainability.
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