Plastic Oceans International se compromete a fomentar comunidades sostenibles en todo el mundo con el objetivo principal de erradicar la contaminación plástica. Es evidente que la contaminación plástica es un problema complejo y multifacético que requiere un cambio en la forma en que funcionamos en todos los niveles de la sociedad, ya sea local, nacional, regional o internacional. Implica un flujo sistemático de información a través de todos estos niveles, lo que nos permite alinear nuestros esfuerzos de manera efectiva.
Plastic Oceans International is committed to fostering sustainable communities worldwide with the primary aim of eradicating plastic pollution. It’s evident that plastic pollution is a complex, multifaceted issue that necessitates a change in how we function across every societal level, whether it be local, national, regional, or international. It involves a systematic flow of information across all these levels, enabling us to align our efforts effectively.
Cutting the Line: A Documentary that serves as an inspirational clarion call to advocate for global policies to support communities actively fighting to mitigate and remediate ocean pollution
The Skeleton Coast, Namibia, the infamous littoral on southern Africa Atlantic Coast named for the vast numbers of shipwrecks which have come to line its shore, through history.
But now, there are new skeletons on these famous sand dunes: dead fur seals, tragically entangled on fishing lines discarded from commercial fishing.
The problem of abandoned fishing and marine debris is not a new one, but as it generally takes place far away from human eyes, on the open ocean or wild coastal fringes, its devastating effects are rarely witnessed. On the windswept, Atlantic beaches of southern Africa, marine species have been entangled for generations, but Ocean Conservation Namibia, in the shape of Naude, Katja Dreyer and their crew, are locally present in witnessing the scale of the problem. What they have seen over years on the vast, unending sand dune perimeter that is the Skeleton Coast made them realize that they could not avert their gaze.
From Plastic Oceans International, Julie Andersen (CEO) and Mark Minneboo (Director of Advocacy), the second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC2). They actively participated in discussions and shared insights on information flow and legislative implementation gaps at the subnational level.
INC2 had over 1600 attendees from more than 170 countries converged at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to hash out details of a potential treaty aimed at curtailing plastic pollution. Approximately 50% of attendees were country delegates representing 168 countries and the other 50% of attendees represented stakeholders from civil society, international governmental organizations, scientists, and industry with varying interests.
Despite the diplomatic obstacles to incorporate challenges and positions from all countries and stakeholders, the week-long session of INC2 reached a promising conclusion. The completion of INC2 marks the progress of 40% on the path to the creation of a treaty. Therefore, it’s important to remember there are more challenges to overcome.
Plastic pollution requires varied interventions tailored to geographical areas and stakeholders’ positions in the plastic lifecycle. Multiple stakeholders, each with unique roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities, are involved in the process. So, how can we better understand this system to start solving the problem? The key lies in a deeper comprehension of these stakeholders, their interactions, roles, and responsibilities. Only then can we come together, acknowledge our respective parts, and collectively develop effective solutions for plastic pollution.
The plastic lifecycle involves multiple stakeholders with different roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities. By working together and understanding our respective roles, we can develop effective solutions to plastic pollution and create a more sustainable future.
Uniting Communities and the Environment Through the Power of Film
The highly anticipated 3rd annual Trees & Seas film-activism festival is back and better than ever, continuing its growth and fostering sustainable community progress in their own backyards, ultimately contributing to a collective global impact against plastic pollution.
This year’s conference brought together more than 600 global ocean experts and generated over 340 ocean action commitments worth $19 billion.
The Our Ocean conference is a yearly event to draw international attention to the serious threats facing the world’s ocean, commiting to concrete action around the globe to support marine conservation and sustainable development. Read More
In honor of the month of February, I’ve just changed my relationship status with plastics to, “it’s complicated”. It’s the best I’ve felt about plastics in a long time. Here’s why.
We must be willing to accept that not everything is black or white, good or bad, right or wrong. Quite a bit of grey area exists within many of these more complex situations, and you know why? Because it’s extremely complex.
Before Plastics, The Yucatan Peninsula Was Home To Globally Exported Natural Fibers
Stand on the pier in the historic port of Sisal, surrounded by the impossible blue of the ocean, and there is nothing to remind the passing visitor of the vast industry that ruled what was once a major commercial hub. Today, Sisal is a sleepy little town which has forgotten its historic purpose, its citizens harboring a vague memory of their ancestors and the historic wealth of the town, in excess of a century ago.
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