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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2009

23-27 November 2009 | Manila, Philippines
 
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EAS Congress 2009Highlights for Tuesday, 24 November 2009

On Tuesday, participants at the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress convened in plenary to hear a keynote presentation, followed by thematic workshops on, inter alia: coastal and ocean policy and legislation; government and industry partnerships for effective and consistent preparedness response to marine pollution; challenges of climate change at the local level through integrated coastal management (ICM); the future role of fisheries in an urbanized world; indigenous approaches to habitat protection and restoration; networking of marine protected areas (MPAs); and addressing water crises in rapidly growing cities. In the evening, delegates attended a legislator's dialogue, a youth hour with legislators and a partnership night.
 
Youth participants pose for a picture with legislators from Cambodia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
 
 
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Stephen Adrian Ross, PEMSEA
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Emil Salim, delivered his keynote address through a video message to the EAS Congresson 2009.
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THEMATIC WORKSHOPS:
 
COASTAL AND OCEAN GOVERNANCE
 
 
     
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L-R: Chua Thia-Eng, PEMSEA and Hiroshi Terashima, OPRF
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Hasjim Djalal, Indonesia
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Huming Yu, China Institute of Maritime Affairs
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NATURAL AND MAND-MADE HAZARD PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
 
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Bhichit Rattakul, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, stressed that man-made and climate change related disasters cannot be separated.
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L-R: Workshop Co-Chairs Patricia Charlebois, International Maritime Organization and Richard Sykes, International Petroleum Industry Environmental Association.
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Chair Gunnar Kullenberg, University of Copenhagen
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Herminia Francisco, Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia.
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Tae Yong Jung, Asian Development Bank
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HABITAT PROTECTION, RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT
 
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Co-Chairs Rodrigo Fuentes, Executive Director of ASEAN Center for Biodiversity and Theresa Mundita S. Lim, DENR
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Nicolas Pilcher, Marine Research Foundation
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Anne McDonald, United Nations University-IAS
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Sign up for ENB
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Climate-L.org
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