PNLG Annual Forum 2020 holds online
PNLG Annual Forum 2020. [Photo provided to xmicc.org.cn]
The 2020 PEMSEA Network of Local Governments for Sustainable Coastal Development (PNLG) Forum, or PNLG Annual Forum 2020, with the theme of "Marine Eco‐civilization, Blue Development" was conducted on November 24, 2020 via a blended online and face‐to‐face meeting for the local attendees in Xiamen.
The annual event, now in its 15th year, is aimed to promote the exchange of experience among members through a plenary conference and technical seminars, accelerate the realization of the United Nations' sustainable development goals, and promote the marine sustainable development in the East Asia region.
This year, over 120 delegates from 39 PNLG member local governments from nine countries -- including China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam -- participated in the event online and offline.
Representatives from Busan, Republic of Korea, and Bangli Regency, East Lombok Regency and Semarang City in Indonesia also attended the online forum as observers.