Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand

Project Summary

The overall goal of the Project is to foster and encourage, at a regional level, collaboration and partnership in addressing transboundary environmental problems of the South China Sea between all stakeholders and at all levels. The Project also seeks to enhance the capacity of the participating governments to integrate environmental considerations into national development planning. In the medium term, the objective of the project is to facilitate an agreement on specific targeted and costed actions for the longer term to address the priority transboundary issues and meet the targets which emerged from the diagnostic study, and the framework program of actions completed during the PDF-B phase. The priorities that will be addressed are wide ranging in both context and proposed areas of action: (i) habitat conversion and loss; (ii) over-exploitation of fisheries; (iii) land based pollution; (iv) regional co-operation. Stess is placed on co-ordination of actions by diverse organisations, agencies, NGOs, private sector, government entities both a the national and regional levels.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Secretariat for the action plan for Seas of East Asia (EAS/RCU); South China Sea Informal Working GroupFAO; IOC-WESTPAC; Wetlands International Asia PacificSACRS; SWOL; Ministries of Environment in each Country
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
335,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
16,414,000 USD
Co-financing Total
17,640,830 USD
GEF Agency Fees
587,000 USD
Total Cost 34,389,830.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Nov 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Dec 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Dec 2001
Project closed
31 Jan 2009