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IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC ACTION PROGRAMME FOR THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND GULF OF THAILAND

 

A Regional Scientific and Technical Committee (RSTC) will be established to oversee the scientific and technical elements of the project, ensuring effective implementation of activities undertaken during project execution, and providing sound scientific and technical advice to the SCS SAP Implementation Committee. The RSTC will also be responsible for ensuring that scientific and technical aspects of SCS SAP Implementation project meet International standards. Specifically, the RSTC will review the substantive activities of the project to: (1) reduce habitat degradation and loss via national and local reforms to achieve Strategic Action Programme targets for coastal habitat management in the South China Sea; (2) strengthen knowledge-based planning for the management of coastal habitats and land-based pollution to reduce environmental degradation of the South China Sea; and (3) facilitate regional and national level integration and cooperation for implementation of the South China Sea Strategic Action Programme.

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