Building Capacity on Marine Litter Management in the NOWPAP (Northwest Pacific Action Plan) Region
|Project Summary|| |
In order to enhance capacity for the effective management of ML in NOWPAP member states as well as the implementation of RAP MALI, 1.5 days workshop will be organized in collaboration with the relevant international organizations, focusing on strengthening regional cooperation by sharing best practices for ML management, including policy measures implemented in the region. Recommendations from the workshop will be communicated to governments, environmental NGOs and scientific community for initiating future activities to deal with ML problems.
An International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Campaign (beach cleanup) will be organized to promote public awareness of ML problems. The main objectives of the workshop and beach cleanup are: (a) enhance capacity for the effective management of ML among NOWPAP member states (China, Japan, Korea and Russia), and for the implementation of the NOWPAP RAP MALI; (b) promote public awareness of ML impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems in the NOWPAP region; (c) strengthen cooperation among countries in dealing with ML, including data collection and exchange of information; and (d) share best practices for waste management, including policy measures introduced for sustainable production and consumption (e.g., introduction of mandatory recycling, deposits for beverage containers, bans for free plastic bags distribution).
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University
|Project Leader||Mr. Eduardo (Edo) Heinrich-Sanchez, NPO Okinawa Ocean Culture and Environment Action Network, JAPAN|
|Project Collaborators|| |
|Countries Involved||China, Japan, Korea, Russia|
|Scientific Thematic Area||Changes in the Atmospheric, Terrestrial and Marine Domains|
|Project Duration||1 year|
|Year of Completion||2014|
|Project Output||Over 12 million pounds of trash collected during international coastal cleanup. (2014, May 22). Japan Update. Retrieved from http://www.japanupdate.com/2014/05/over-12-million-pounds-of-trash-collected-during-international-coastal-cleanup/|