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The UN Environment’s Northwest Pacific Action Plan marks 20 years of partnership with Japan’s marine conservation centre At an event to mark the 20th anniversary of Japan’s Northwest Pacific Region Environmental Cooperation Center (NPEC), the UN Environment’s Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP)...
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One of very few intergovernmental cooperative mechanisms in Northeast Asia, the UN Environment Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) can play a large role in supporting regional peace and prosperity through ‘science diplomacy’, a major conference on East Asian seas in Iloilo City, Philippines,...
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At this year’s Fujisawa Campus annual festival at Japan’s prestigious Keio University, a large number of the over 10,000 mostly young visitors were drawn to a peculiar display booth.  The attraction was understandable—visitors to the booth, mostly students from Keio and other universities as well...
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Acknowledging the economic and social importance of the ecological health of their seas, Japan, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation have endorsed a six-year strategy that will harness science-based cooperation for regional progress towards achieving ocean-...
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The Experts Workshop on Marine Pollution Indicators under Sustainable Development Goal Target 14.1.1, coordinated by UN Environment with the support of IOC-UNESCO, was held on the 12th-13th September, 2018, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The workshop brought together scientific experts...
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Fast growing aquaculture production is threatening the rich biodiversity in the seas bordering Japan, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation, according to an assessment by a United Nations marine environmental health monitoring centre in Toyama, Japan.   Alien...
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Officials from eight coastal cities in Japan and the Republic of Korea met in Busan, Republic of Korea, with representatives of the UN Environment Regional Seas Programme for the Northwest Pacific to explore ways of working together to protect their seas and coasts from marine litter. The Regional...
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Cloud computing technology can speed up the assessment of Northwest Pacific seagrass beds which nurture biodiversity, purify seawater and mitigate climate change but are threatened by human activities and natural disasters, says a study by the UN Environment Regional Seas Programme in the region....
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Busan, June 2018 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Bangladesh, Japan, Republic of Korea and Viet Nam meeting at the NOWPAP Asia Pacific Civil Forum on Marine Litter (APML) here on 6 June, shared experiences in mobilizing public support against marine litter and highlighted the increasing...
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Vladivostok, Russian Federation, August 2018 – Four Northwest Pacific countries met in Vladivostok, Russia, at a United Nations expert consultation to review progress in monitoring pollution affecting the region’s seas and coasts and developing ecological quality measures in support of the global...

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