The UN System Response to Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution virtual event organized as a partnership between the United Nations Environment Management Group (UN-EMG), the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and GRID-Arendal, featuring the launch of a UN-EMG report.
A new report released by the UN Environment Management Group, “An overview of UN Activities and Initiatives related to Marine Litter and Microplastics: UN system-wide contribution to support Member States in addressing marine litter and microplastics”, shows that the UN System is committed to tackle the challenges presented by global plastic pollution, and to promoting and coordinating action to address it holistically through the UN system and in action on the ground. Over 40 UN entities are supporting Member States in reducing and addressing marine litter and microplastics. These activities are effective because the UN System possesses considerable expertise across a range of relevant disciplines.
This event will show-case how UN Agencies are working collaboratively to help countries address the issue systemically across the lifecycle. It will suggest how this collaboration could be further strengthened vertically and horizontally, to help institutionalize innovative and circular approaches to the management of plastics in a more
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