Strengthening Coastal Zone Management
With funding from the Korean International Cooperation Agency, the Yeosu Organizing Committee and Swedish International Development Cooperation, the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) assists its member countries- Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam including Pakistan - to strengthen coastal zone management through national assessment reports on vulnerability to coastal erosion, and developing regional resource documents on coastal and marine spatial planning that integrates emerging issues such as climate change and sea-level rise and new management concepts such as ecosystem-based management and disaster risk reduction.
Mapping and Enhancing Natural Resource Governance in Small Island Communities
The project, Mapping and Enhancing Natural Resource Governance in Small Island Communities, another Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) project supported by Mangroves for the Future, enables and supports natural resource governance on small islands that integrates and builds on strengths of local and community-based management as well as national policy and legal frameworks. Countries targeted under the project are Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
‘Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forests in Southeast Asia
This Global Environment Facility project enhances the capacity of four pilot countries, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam to manage Invasive Alien Species, particularly in forest ecosystems by strengthening national frameworks to prevent and manage Invasive Alien Species.
The project takes a multi-sector approach and fosters regional information exchange and capacity building, with a focus on prevention and biocontrol of ‘shared’ priority invasive species.