Ocean Recovery Alliance

UNEP'. Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections

- Date: October 1, 2013. Montego Bay, Jamaica

UNEP's 2nd Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections will be held on October 1-3 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Ocean Recovery Alliance, and its Plastic Disclosure Project, will be presenting at a number of sessions at the event, as this is particularly focused on the projects we are working on - the reduction of plastic waste, and also the link between inland and ocean connections which carry waste, and result in some of the problems with plastic pollution that we have today.

The objective of this conference is to identify approaches to address current and emerging issues in the marine and coastal sector, with a focus on the three priority source categories of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities for 2012-2016, namely marine litter, nutrients and wastewater. The overall purpose of Conference is to emphasize the interconnectedness of activities on land and how they impact on the oceans, with a focus on pollution prevention, reduction and control, while proposing ways to address these impacts through international and, as appropriate, regional cooperation.  Specific objectives are:

  • To update on progress with implementation of the GPA Manila Declaration;
  • To showcase contribution of Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans to the implementation of the GPA Manila Declaration;
  • To identify possible policy pathways at the national level for the implementation of the GPA, including Integrated Coastal Management, and other relevant national policies; and
  • To serve as a Partnership Forum for the three Global Partnerships on marine litter, nutrients and wastewater.

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