Combating marine litter in the Mediterranean through an integrated and strategic management approach, Plastic Busters CAP project Kick-off meeting and press conference
On January 26 th 2022, from 09h30 to 17h00 (UTC+1) the new project entitled “Plastic Busters CAP: Fostering knowledge transfer to tackle marine litter in the Mediterranean by integrating EbA into ICZM” will kick off online. The project was born under the umbrella of the Union for Mediterranean “Plastic Busters Initiative” and SDSN MED (Sustainable Development Solutions Network Mediterranean) leaded by the University of Siena (Italy).
The main expected results of the project are: the development of hands-on training activities on marine litter monitoring and assessment and mitigation measures, organisation of e-course on marine litter monitoring, marine litter monitoring and assessment in 4 pilot campaigns, creation of a coastal cities network for a litter-free Mediterranean.
The kick-off meeting will see the participation of keynote speakers, among them, Joumana Sweiss, from the branch office for the Western Mediterranean ENI CBC MED Programme; Laura Righi from the ENI CBC Med Joint Technical Secretariat, Alessandra Sensi from the Union for Mediterranean, Francesco Frati Rector of the University of Siena.
A press conference will be held at 16:00; it will focus on the need to promote and mainstream the results of completed marine litter related projects and will provide a collective reflection on future challenges and opportunities for effective action towards enhanced environmental protection.
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