Workshop on “Regional Cooperation on Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea”

29-30 November 2019

From 29-30 November 2019, CSARC in collaboration with the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS), and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia, held a workshop on “Regional Cooperation on Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea” in Bali, Indonesia.

The 2-day workshop brought together about 30 participants from think tanks, research institutes, regional environmental protection organizations, and relevant government departments of China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In-depth discussions were held on issues such as regional cooperation mechanisms and recommendation, national policies, practices and international cooperation experiences in marine environmental protection, fisheries management, and future regional cooperation agenda and projects.


David M. Ong, Professor of International & Environmental Law, Director of Centre for Marine Ecological Resilience & Geological Resources (MERGeR), Nottingham Law School Nottingham Trent University, UK

Implications of International Best Practice in Marine Protected Areas for Malaysia (with reference to the Draft BBNJ Text)

Luky Adrianto, PhD, Associate Professor, Social-Ecological System of the Oceans Laboratory (SESO Labs), Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies, IPB University

Connecting the Dots? Prospects and Challenges for the WPP Based Management in Indonesia with respects to the SCS Ocean Governance