The four-day online Training jointly held by Xiamen University and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia themed on “Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Marine Spatial Planning – Ocean and Coastal Zone Sustainable Development in East Asia” extending from Sept.14th to Sept.17th was successfully wrapped up.
This training attracted 84 attendees from ASEAN countries and countries along the Maritime Silk Road including Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. The attendees mainly consisted of government officials involved in ocean and coastal zone management in East Asia and other marine fields and experts and scholars from maritime institutions and projects. They studied and discussed the definitions and connotations of integrated coastal zone management and marine spatial planning, shared and discussed the challenges in carrying out the process and explored the way of combining it with regional and global sustainable development goals. They also shared their own experience and envisaged potential opportunities for cooperation so as to promote the sustainable development of seas and coastal areas of East Asia.
The training represented a major event of capacity building for Fujian marine think tank that was aimed to explore new modes for exchanges with ASEAN and Maritime Silk Road countries, spread China’s experience and step up cooperation with them in the field of integrated coastal zone management and marine spatial planning.