Commission on Ecosystem Management

North East Asia

Hubei Shennongjia, China

CEM North East Asia Regional Chair : Shikui Dong
CEM North East Asia Regional Co Chair : Lu Wen
CEM Steering Committee Focal Point Madhav Karki

States and Territories of the Region

China - Japan - Korea DPRK - Korea RK - Macao Special Administrative Region, China - Mongolia

  The Objectives within this CEM region are to:

  • Promote the wise use of “Ecosystem Approaches” in sustainable natural resources management and environmental governance.
  • Provide the guidelines and examples of ecosystem assessment for Red List of Ecosystem at national and regional levels.
  • Provide the platform for communication, exchange, education, participation, and dissemination of ecosystem-based researches and practices
  • Enhance the maintenance of healthy and resilient ecosystems for services and livelihoods at different levels

Collaborations/Partnerships to help achieve the objectives for this region:

  • IUCN Northeast Asia Regional Office

  • IUCN China Office 

  • Ramsar Culture Network, Ramsar Convention Secretariat

  • University Network for Ecosystem Assessment
  • China Ministry of Environmental Protection 

  • Chinese Society of Ecology

For 2017 we have the following activities planned to:

  • Form a network of researchers, educators, practitioners in ecosystem management in Northeast Asia to support CEM's on-ground activities and education for sustainable development
  • Establish University Network for Research and Trainings of ecosystem-based management in the Northeast Asia region
  • Collaborate with China Ministry of Environmental Protection to initiate the program for assessing Red List of Ecosystem in China


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