If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia: PEMSEA's Experience

$61.74 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


A key lesson learned is that the complexity of managing coasts, seas, and oceans in a sustainable manner requires a comprehensive, integrative, and coordinated approach in terms of policy, legislation, institutional arrangement, financial investment, management measures, stakeholders support, and participation. The integrated coastal management system (ICMS) has proven to be effective, especially at the local level in forging integration and coordination of policy and management actions, catalyzing financial investment, training local capacity, creating an informed public, enabling local implementation of international conventions/instruments, incorporating adaptive management and precautionary principles in decision-making as well as providing a strong coastal governance framework and processes for strengthening ICM practices and expansion of ICM benefits. The non-binding “Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia” (SDS-SEA), on the other hand, has forged stronger regional cooperation and partnership in undertaking regional implementation of the Plans of Action of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). A permanent regional mechanism has been established to continue the regional efforts over a much longer timeframe, as regional ocean governance not only requires time and resources but also the much needed regional leadership and visions. Equally important are the efforts in building up a critical mass of coastal and ocean managers with management-oriented knowledge, experience, interpersonal skills, and diplomacy. In this context, the region has pledged its readiness to implement the outcome document of the Rio+20 “The Future We Want” through the implementation of national SDS-SEA plans and scaling up of ICM practices that are relevant to ensuring a sustainable blue economy.

Keywords: PEMSEA; integrated coastal management; regional ocean governance

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2013.768517

Affiliations: Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), Quezon City,Metro Manila, Philippines

Publication date: March 1, 2013

More about this publication?
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more