The issue of marine debris has received high attention from economies, international organizations and multiple fora.
The Workshop on Best Practices Sharing on Marine Debris Management in Coastal Cities of APEC Region was held in Xiamen on Nov 4-5th, 2017. The workshop outputs were put into the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on “Oceans and the law of the Sea” as Article 215.
This forthcoming workshop taking place July 26-27, 2018 proposes to collect innovative approaches and to share best practice to address marine debris in the APEC region. Click here to see the proposal.
The workshop objectives are to:
1) collect innovative approaches addressing marine debris;
2) share best practice, information, and technologies to reduce marine debris in the APEC region;
3) encourage and promote Public Private Partnerships.
The event, hosted in partnership with Peking University, is aimed at managers/policy makers, researchers, and private-sector participants and will feature a 1-day meeting and 1-day scientific tour.
The APEC Marine Sustainable Development Center China is making funding available for one APRU scholar to contribute to the session addressing new research advances on marine debris and micro-plastics.
See a post-event report from Peking University here.