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  1. REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION TRENDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND GULF OF THAILAND WWW.UNEPSCS.ORG • PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES • CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, VIET NAM. • FOCAL MINISTRIES ARE MINISTRIES OF ENVIRONMENT

  2. REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION TRENDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND GULF OF THAILAND WWW.UNEPSCS.ORG • CHRONOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT • 1996 Intergovernmental Meeting; PDF-B approved • 1997 Inter-ministry committees;Technical Focal Points Mtg • 1998 National Reports for TDA; 2 Tehnical Focal Point Mgs • 1999 TDA & Framework SAP; Intergovernmental meeting • 2000 Political negotiations with individual governments • Project brief cleared by Intergovernmental mtg; Project brief approved by GEF Council • 2001 Appraisal – finalisation of agreements 1st intergovernmental steering committee mtg. CEO Clearance – December • 2002 UNEP final signature; PCU established January 28th

  3. REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION TRENDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND GULF OF THAILAND WWW.UNEPSCS.ORG • PROBLEMS DURING DEVELOPMENT PHASE • Inadequate use of the Inter-Ministry Committeees • Poor horizontal communication in countries • Too little money • Difficulties of timing between countries

  4. UNEP-GEF Management Framework for the Project: Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand Project Steering Committee COBSEA: Co-ordinating Body for the Seas of East Asia. EAS/RCU PCU IMC IMC IMC IMC IMC IMC IMC NTWG NTWG NTWG NTWG NTWG NTWG NTWG RSTC SEAs mangroves coral reefs seagrass wetland pollution fishery SEAs mangroves [coral reefs] seagrass wetland pollution [fishery]* SEAs mangroves coral reefs seagrass wetland pollution fishery SEAs mangroves coral reefs seagrass wetland pollution fishery SEAs mangroves coral reefs seagrass wetland pollution fishery SEAs mangroves coral reefs seagrass wetland pollution fishery SEAs mangroves coral reefs seagrass wetland pollution fishery RWGs IMC: Inter-ministry Committee NTWG: National Technical Working Group SEAs: Specialised Executing Agencies Regional Reporting/guideline PCU: Project Co-ordinating Unit RSTC: Regional Scientific and Technical Committee RWGs: Regional Working Groups EAS/RCU: East Asian Seas Regional Coordinating Unit of UNEP National Communication Sub-national China will not participate initially in those components in parentheses

  5. REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION TRENDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND GULF OF THAILAND WWW.UNEPSCS.ORG • CURRENT ACTIVITIES • January 28TH 2002 PCU established • March 15th initial disbursements 1.1 million US$ completed • April 15th PCU fully staffed (4.5 professionals) • February to April first round of Regional Working Groups and Regional Scientific & Technical Committee meetings • September to October 2nd round of RWG meetings • December 2nd RSTC and PSC meetings

  6. REVERSING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION TRENDS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND GULF OF THAILAND WWW.UNEPSCS.ORG • EXPERIENCES TO DATE • Strong sense of national ownership [All consultants from the region] • Considerable collective experience harnessed through a Regional GIS to provide consensus views for regional decision making • Confidence in project design and future outcomes