Preparations for 2018 East Asian Seas Congress now in full swing
Preparations for the East Asian Seas Congress 2018 is now in full swing with the collaboration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), a statement showed.
The 2018 East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress will be held on November 27 to 30, 2018 at the Iloilo Convention Center.
Themed “25 Years of Partnerships for Healthy Oceans, People and Economies: Moving as One with the Global Ocean Agenda,” the EAS Congress is the sixth in a series of EAS triennial ocean conferences that aims to usher in better, stronger and smarter regional actions that are strategically aligned with the key principles and targets of the global ocean agenda.
The EAS Congress builds on the voluntary commitments and call for action of the UN Ocean Conference held last June 2017 and is focused on meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015, and related international environmental commitments.
At its core is the intention to meet SDG 14 on Life Below Water, where oceans have gained political, social, economic and ecological prominence that the world has never seen before