Marine litter is a big deal, it may end up in your meal!

20.07.2017

The International conference "Marine litter - challenges & solutions" was organised by Davor Skrlec, the Croatian representative to the European parliament, in Split, Croatia, on 18 July 2017.

The 100-odd participants, including representatives of the Croatian national, regional and local public authorities, researchers, civil society and international experts gathered to discuss three major topics related to marine litter: global and European perspectives, actions in the Adriatic, and marine litter in Croatia.


The PAP/RAC Director informed the participants about the UN Environment/MAP initiatives concerning the Regional Plan on Marine Litter adopted in 2013 as a legally binding document for the entire Mediterranean Region; the 2016 Decision on additional instruments to support the implementation of the Regional Plan; the Regional Platform on Marine Litter established as an open-ended group of partners and a forum for consultations and exchange of experiences. She also pointed out two other important initiatives for combating marine litter: the Regional Action Plan for Sustainable Production and Consumption, and the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP) which includes two already adopted and one candidate indicator related to marine litter.

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