Welcome to the September 2020 PEMSEA e-update. Our main story this month is on our current work in Cavite that aligns with ongoing government efforts to clean and restore Manila Bay. These focus on plastic pollution, which in addition to being an eyesore has significant health and economic impacts. The external news stories collected cover a variety of coastal and marine topics, with a particular focus this month on climate change, a global crisis whose impact is already being felt and which will exceed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In between newsletters, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@PEMSEA) for the latest updates.