The EAS Congress 2024 will be held in collaboration with Xiamen World Ocean Week, and will be hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources of China, Xiamen Municipal People’s Government, and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia.

This year’s theme “Blue Synergy for a Shared Future: One Sustainable and Resilient Ocean” resonates strongly with the vision and approaches of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA). It gives emphasis on harnessing collective synergies across governments, organizations, and local communities to secure the sustainability and resilience of our shared ocean resource. The Congress will assess progress made and challenges faced in actualizing regional targets and global commitments, as it looks ahead at pathways for building greater collective action through cooperation, coordination and knowledge exchange amongst various stakeholder groups to secure a sustainable and resilient ocean for a shared future.

Expected Outcomes

  • Validated and/or novel best practice models and locally optimized solutions for sustaining the ocean while enabling prosperity, with such innovations amplified through regional knowledge sharing;
  • Expanded connections between innovators across borders to accelerate the development application of technologies and approaches that drive “triple wins” – environment, social,  and economic gains; and
  • Renewed momentum and mobilization of partnerships and resources to fulfill the collectively endorsed SDS-SEA vision, with progress gaps overcome through concerted near-term actions that countries agree to through the 8th Ministerial Declaration and other   Congress commitments.

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