SACEP is working with its SASP member countries to address land-based pollution threats caused mainly by agriculture, plastics, waste-water and sewage from industries and households to conserve coastal ecosystems around the South Asian Seas region.
A Regional Stakeholder Meeting to discuss the capacity building needs on Sustainable Nutrient Management to reduce soil, water and coastal pollution in South Asian Seas region, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1 – 2 April 2019. The meeting was jointly organized by SACEP and UN Environment under the patronage of Government of Sri Lanka. The meeting was inaugurated by Mr. M. P. D. U. K. Mapa Pathirana, State Secretary for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka, Dr. Abas Basir, Director General of SACEP and Mr. Gabriel Grimsditch of UN Environment. In this Regional Stakeholder Meeting participants particularly focused on the key coastal environmental issues contributing to the restoration of Marine coastal biodiversity in South Asian Seas region through lessons learned from the Sir Lanka pilot project and a new project proposal to GEF-7 though UN Environment was also discussed.