Securing the future through ICM : the case of the Batangas Bay Region

Author(s): 
GEF/UNDP/IMO Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
Year: 
2006
Location: 
Philippines
Type of Resource: 
Best Practice / Lessons Learned
Technical Reports / References

Recognizing the intractable problems and frustrations of sectoral solutions, the Provincial Government of Batangas sought the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and lobbied for the selection of Batangas Bay as demonstration site of its integrated coastal management (ICM) program under the Global Environment Facility (GEF)/UNDP/International Maritime Organization (IMO) Regional Programme for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas (MPP-EAS). The MPP-EAS framework was built upon innovative and effective schemes for marine pollution management, technical assistance in the most strategic marine sector of the region, and the provision of opportunities to attract other agencies and the private sector for funding and investment.