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Jakarta Post

Tackling marine plastic pollution together

  • Michikazu Kojima and Fusanori Iwasaki

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 1 2019   /  12:40 am

JP/Budhi ButtonMarine plastic pollution has been acknowledged in recent years as one of the major global environmental issues and challenges. Since the beginning of 2019, movements to combat marine plastic pollution have accelerated around the world. At the end of June 2019, Japan hosted the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka, which advanced the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth on June 15 to 16 in Karuizawa, Japan. The G20 ministers agreed at the ministerial meeting to establish the epochal G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter to facilitate, through voluntary national actions, the implementation of the G20 Action Plan on Marine Litter that was launched at the 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit. Leaders at the G20 Osaka Summit announced the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision, which aims to reduce additional marine plastic pol...