Tackling Marine Litter: An Inclusive Approach

Timezone: GMT+01:00


Event type: world cafe

Description:How can we build an innovative approach that includes all stakeholders to empower citizens in reducing marine plastic pollution? Marine litter and plastic pollution are among the greatest environmental concerns of our time. It is now well established that in addition to threatening wildlife and ecosystems, marine litter puts human health and livelihoods at risk, with severe and far-reaching consequences. Worldwide, awareness on this issue has been growing and we have seen citizens, research and industry begin to work on solutions. In 2016, the theme of World Oceans Day was “Healthy Ocean, Healthy planet” and a focus was placed on plastic pollution. Despite this, there is still a lack of multi-stakeholder engagement which is necessary to ensure a comprehensive approach. In this workshop will go through current issue and recent research on the matter and discuss how to involve stakeholder for the empowerment of the citizens.

Notes:The Royal Flemish Academy of Science and Arts





Elisa Atger

26-01-2017 00:00


This is the draft programme of the workshop.