World leaders and representatives from government, business, international organizations, civil society, and youth will gather in Lisboa 27th until the 30th of June for the United Nations Ocean Conference – an international meeting to drive action toward a healthy Ocean for prosperity of all.
This year, Legambiente Onlus, Università degli Studi di Siena and Union for the Mediterranean will hold a side event on the 28th of June Science and Awareness: building Mediterranean networks against marine litter, because only together we can achieve great results. The event comes at a crucial time as the Mediterranean Sea is in emergency mode, and urgent action is needed to fight plastic pollution and marine litter.
As the oceans are facing unprecedented threats as a result of human activities, the conference will seek to propel much-needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.
On the 28th of June from 9:30 to 11:00 AM (CEST), COMMON (COastal Management and MONitoring Network for tackling marine litter in the Mediterranean sea), a European project financed by Eni CBC Med, will participate in one of the side-events of the Ocean Conference dedicated to an utmost important challenge for the Mediterranean and for the Programme: marine litter.
The event “Science and awareness: building Mediterranean networks against marine litter” is co-organized by the Italian environmental NGO Legambiente, Lead Beneficiary of COMMON project, the University of Siena (Italy), Lead Beneficiary of Plastic Busters Cap project, and the Union for the Mediterranean. It will allow participants and the audience to have a useful discussion about marine litter with different actors that, in their various capacities (institutional and not), are working for the protection of the Mediterranean.
The different sessions will feature representatives from the European Commission, DG MARE, and DG Research and Innovation, as well as from the ENI CBC MED Programme and other programs and initiatives.
The link for registering to the side event is as follows (the participation link will be received upon registration):