Asian-Pacific Coastal Zone Environment Assessment
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Action Network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Government Countries in Asia-Pacific region

Major Groups:
Beijing Normal University (China)
Ibaragi Univ. - Center for Water Envt Studies (Japan)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan)
Kyushu Univ.- Institute of Applied Mechanics (Japan)
Mie University- Faculty of Bioresouces (Japan)
University of the Philippines (Philippines)
Korea-China Joint Ocean Reseach Center (Republic of Korea)
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Center for Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (Japan)
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (Japan)

Description/achievement of initiative
The main objectives of the CEACOZ include:
* To identify major trends of environmental changes in Asian coastal zone, such as driving forces, conditions, and response to strategies and measures,
* To establish scientific knowledge base for policy formulation and decision making toward sustainable development in Asia, and
* To create a common platform for scientists, policy makers, NGOs and business enterprises so as to promote dialogues on coastal zone management to develop constructive and cooperative linkages among all of the stakeholders in this region, making full use of a series of the International Conference on the Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS).

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