Representatives from the government (NEDA, DENR, DA-BFAR, LGUs), academe (UP-MSI, SU-AKREM), business (FFAP, MCPI), and non-government organizations (CATIF, REECS, ADB, Earth Institute, WWF, Haribon, Conservation International) provided substantive inputs on such key issues as the sufficiency of land resources, coastal and offshore resources and carrying capacity, and the blue-economy approach to development. The “Blue Economy” concept would focus on food security, promote sustainable marine development and management, and create wealth-generating opportunities based on inclusive, oceans-based economic growth. A Convenor’s Report, which contains recommendations and a potential blueprint for the country’s agenda as the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2015, was produced by the workshop.

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