The project will conduct capacity development and be aspired from SDGs and APN goals, including transdisciplinary approaches (i.e. involving communities, practitioners, and scientists) to empower local community and sustainably use BCEs. Through capacity development, this project aims to create trans-disciplinary science-based assessment methods for sustainable BCE management. Relevant policy implications and recommendations will be provided in the last phase of the project, collaborating with national and local governmental bodies. BCEs are abundantly located and subjected to various anthropogenic and natural threats in Asian countries. The coral triangle region, which includes Philippines and Indonesia, has one of the largest BCEs in the world. Sustainable BCE managements in the region can contribute to local mitigation and adaptation practices and global mitigation strategies as well as enhancing BCEs’ multi functions including carbon stocks, disaster risk reduction, and local livelihood.