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Submission made by 28 November 2018 will be included in the presentation to the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics on progress made or ongoing work on these elements.

Submissions made before 1 February 2019 will be included in the interactive exhibition during the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly, 11 - 15 March 2019.

 

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Voluntary reporting tool on Marine Litter and Microplastics

Introduction

The third session of the UN Environment Assembly, in Resolution UN.EA/3/7 on Marine litter and microplastics, stressed the importance of long-term elimination of discharge of litter and microplastics to the oceans and of avoiding detriment to marine ecosystems and the human activities dependent on them from marine litter and microplastics. It also urged all actors to step up actions to “by 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

To facilitate this process, this reporting tool was developed in order to receive inputs from Member States and Major Groups and Stakeholders on:

  1. Progress on the implementation of Resolutions:  UNEP/EA.1/Res.6UNEP/EA.2/Res.11  and  UNEP/EA.3/Res.7
  2. Voluntary commitments targeting marine litter and microplastics made outside of the UN Framework and Conferences
  3. Ongoing work in relation to Elements as per Co-chairs summary of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group meeting on Marine Litter and Microplastics       

The submissions via this tool will hence contribute to:

  • The report on the compilation of voluntary commitments, as applicable, targeting marine litter and microplastics (requested by UNEP/EA.3/Res.7/OP 9);
  • The work of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on marine litter and microplastics (requested by UNEP/EA.3/Res.7/OP 10);
  • The report on the implementation of UNEA resolutions 1/6, 2/11 and 3/7 (requested by UNEP/EA.3/Res.7/OP 11).

In addition to contributing to the above-mentioned processes, the submissions will greatly help the compilation and showcasing of valuable work done in reducing and preventing marine litter globally.

Ongoing work in relation to elements

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UNEA Resolutions 1/6, 2/11, 3/7

Report on resolutions