Building Partnerships for the Environmental Protection and Management of the East Asian Seas

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to assist the riparian countries of the East Asian Seas to collectively protect and manage their heavily stressed coastal and marine environments through intergovernmental and intersectoral partnerships. These countries include the Republic of Korea which for the first time is a GEF recipient. Building upon the methodologies, approaches, typologies, networks and lessons learned from the pilot phase, the project would enhance and complement national and international efforts by removing or lowering critical barriers regarding policy, investment, capacity, which are having negative effects on the management of the coastal/marine environment in the region. Together with several waterbody-based projects in the area, these projects constitute GEF's programmatic approach to these coastal and marine waters with globally significant ecosystems that are experiencing sever degradation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
International Maritime Organization
GEF Project Manager
Andrea Merla |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
16,224,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,321,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 28,545,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Nov 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Jul 1999
Project closed
01 Nov 2001