Seminar & Events
Marine Plastic Debris and its Countermeasures in Asia: Impact on Ecosystems and International Cooperation
* This seminar will be held in hybrid style (in-person and online).
The registration is closed.
Today the problem of marine plastic debris is a serious global environmental concern. While plastic products have made human modern life more convenient, the plastic debris that flows into rivers and oceans have a negative impact on sea and marine life, destroying ecosystems. Conservation and protection of the oceans, sea and marine resources is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015. In early 2022, the United Nations Environment Assembly resolved to initiate intergovernmental negotiations to conclude an international treaty to combat plastic pollution. The negotiation was started officially in November 2022.
This symposium will focus on developing countries in Asia, which are regarded as the main sources of marine plastic debris, and discuss the current status of plastic pollution and various efforts to combat it. We will also evaluate the international efforts to increase the effectiveness of countermeasures.
We look forward to your participation.
Date & Time
Monday, 6 February 2023, 13:30-16:00（Japan Standard Time）（Door opens at 13:00）
World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center(Fukoku Seimei Building 14th Floor, Uchisaiwaicho 2-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Nearest subway stations: Toei Mita Line, Uchisaiwaicho Station; Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line, and Marunouchi Line, Kasumigaseki Station
* Kindly note that in the event that the number of Covid-19 infection cases goes up dramatically, this event may be held online only.
* Please make sure that the latest zoom app is installed on your PC or mobile device, if you participate online.
“Marine Plastic Debris and its Countermeasures in Asia”
“World Bank Group Experiences in Abating Marine Plastic Pollution in East Asia and the Pacific”
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Michikazu KOJIMA
Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English will be available.
* Kindly note that we limit the number of in-person participants in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), The World Bank, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Outreach Event Division, Research Operations Department, IDE-JETRO