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Welcome to UNEPSCS.org
Written by Dr. John Pernetta   
Monday, 31 October 2005

Welcome Message from the Project Director 

The UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project was a significant Global Environment Facility project implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme. It was the first attempt to develop a regionally co-ordinated programme of action designed to reverse environmental degradation particularly in the areas of Dr. John C. Pernettacoastal habitat degradation and loss, land-based pollution, and fisheries. The purpose of this website is to ensure the wide dissemination of project outputs and information, and to facilitate the sharing of information and examples of best practice between members of the project network. Please click here to learn more about the UNEPSCS.org website.  Other useful links include:

Dr. John C. Pernetta

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 August 2009 )
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Terminal Report of the SCS Project
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Terminal Report of the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project

The terminal report of the UNEP/GEF South China Sea was recently finalised by the Project Director, Dr. John Pernetta. Terminal Report of the SCS Project This report provides inter alia a detailed account of the project's operation; outputs and outcomes; achievements, failures, and lessons learned; management and scientific innovations; and the proposed mechanisms for the implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea. The report can be accessed by clicking here. The Project Director and the final remaining members of the Project Co-ordinating Unit thank the many hundred members of the project network for their individual and collective contributions, both substantive and social, that resulted in the many successes of the project and which form the basis of this report.
 
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 February 2009 )
 
RSTC and PSC Meeting Reports 2008
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Finalisation of the Revised Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea

Mangrove Tourism in the South China SeaThe Ninth Meeting of the Regional Scientific and Technical Committee (RSTC) and Eighth Meeting of the Project Steering Committee were convened in Viet Nam from 20th-22nd August and 25th-26th August, respectively. Both committees gave careful consideration to: activities and achievements of the demonstration sites and pilot activities; the regional training programme; operation and maintenance of the project GIS and databases; and operational considerations for implementing the revised Strategic Action Programme. Important outcomes of the Project Steering Committee meeting include: approval of the final revised Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea (SAP); and agreement on the text for a Memorandum of Understanding among the countries bordering the South China Sea concerning co-ordination of actions undertaken to implement the Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea. A tenth and final meeting of the RSTC was convened in Thailand from 17th-19th December to further consider the implementation of the  SAP and initial draft independent evaluation report. The reports of the meetings can be accessed here - 9th RTSC, 8th PSC, and 10th RSTC.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 February 2009 )
 
Cambodia and Vietnam Sign MoA
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Friday, 11 April 2008

Signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to strengthen environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and welfare in the transboundary water area of Cambodia and Viet Nam

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was entered into between the People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province (Viet Nam) and the Governor of Kampot Province (Cambodia) on Saturday 29th March 2008 in Kampot, Cambodia. Cambodia and Vietnam AgreementUnder this MoA the two parties agree to implement the policy and framework for cooperation in the management of coastal ecosystems and natural resources between the provinces of Kien Giang and Kampot in order to strengthen environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and welfare of each province. Full text of the MoA, including the policy framework for cooperation in the management of coastal ecosystems and natural resources between the two provinces, can be accessed in Khmer, Vietnamese and English by clicking here.

 
Ninth Meeting of the RWG-Seagrass
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Finalising Inputs to the seagrass component of the regional Strategic Action Programme for the South China Sea

Seagrass in the South China SeaThe 9th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Seagrass was convened in Phu Quoc, Vietnam from 3rd-5th March 2007. The main items of business considered by the group included: the status of finalisation, adoption, and implementation of National Action Plans; review of outputs from the South China Sea Regional Training Course on Management Models and Strategies for Coral Reef and Seagrass Ecosystems and associated National Echo-Seminars; the national and regional economic values of the goods and services of seagrass in the South China Sea; and the seagrass component of the regional Strategic Action Programme. Please click here to access the report of the meeting.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 May 2008 )
 
Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Meeting
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Developing a Co-operation Framework for the Management of Transboundary Waters of Cambodia and Vietnam

The Third Joint Meeting between the Management Teams of the Kampot and Phu Quoc Habitat Demonstration Sites was convened in Phu Quoc, Vietnam from 28th February – 1st March 2008. TCambodia and Vietnam Joint Meetinghe meeting was aimed at reviewing the implementation of actions agreed during the second joint meeting of the sites in 2007, and to enhance interactions between the Provinces of Kien Giang (Vietnam) and Kampot (Cambodia) in the management of transboundary water areas. Main items of business included: a review of the status of activities and achievements of the two demonstration sites; finalisation of a policy and framework for co-operation for transboundary water areas of Cambodia and Viet Nam; and development of a joint GIS database. The draft report of the meeting can be accessed by clicking here. A Memorandum of Agreement covering the co-operation framework for environment and natural resource management in the transboundary water areas of Cambodia and Vietnam will be signed by the Governors of Cambodia’s Kampot and Vietnam’s Kien Giang Province on the 29th March 2008 in Kampot.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2008 )
 
South China Sea Project DVD
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Thursday, 28 February 2008

Enhancing Access to Outputs and Information Resources of the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project 

The Project Co-ordinating Unit has recently produced a DVD of outputs from the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project. This DVD contains moreDVD of South China Sea Project Outputs than 1,500 project documents, including South China Sea technical reports and knowledge documents; in excess of 4 hrs of video from TV news coverage of project meetings and demonstration site activities; a catalogue of public awareness materials generated through the project; and Google Earth files for each habitat demonstration site and pilot activity. A highlights CD of the Third Mayors’ Round-Table and Regional Scientific Conference of the South China Sea has also been produced. Please click here to download these information resources or to request for the DVD and/or CD to be sent to you by post.
Last Updated ( Monday, 03 March 2008 )
 
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