Plastic waste is choking our rivers and seas, threatening ecosystems and livelihoods in South East Asia. Striving for cleaner seas, less plastic wasted and a more circular economy requires fundamental changes throughout the plastic value chain.
SEA of Solutions 2019 is the first annual partnership week convened by SEA circular – an initiative from the UN Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), with support from the Swedish Government – to inspire market-based solutions and encourage enabling policies to prevent marine plastic pollution in South East Asia. SEA circular works in partnership with governments, businesses, civil society, development partners, academia, UN agencies and the media to solve plastic pollution at source.
SEA of Solutions 2019 is bringing together governments, business leaders, scientists, UN agencies and community groups, to dialogue on solutions for marine plastic pollution.
SEA of Solutions 2019 will:
Inform: Showcase dynamic dialogue on topical issues – including trade of plastic waste, second life markets and recovery, circular economy, and packaging and e-commerce.
Inspire: Provide a platform for private sector, academia, governments and communities to connect and effect change.
Activate: Build partnerships and initiate regional coordination efforts, to find tangible solutions
to marine plastic pollution in South East Asia.
Join us: for a week of expert dialogue incorporating a high-level forum, to drive forward solutions to this urgent issue.
Together, we can find solutions to marine plastic pollution in South East Asia.
DAY 1 – 11 Nov:
Solutions with science: What does the latest science tell us?
DAY 2 – 12 NOV:
Solutions through innovation and business: How does a more circular economy prevent marine plastic pollution?
DAY 3 – 13 NOV:
Solutions from communities: How do we get communities involved in the transformation?
DAY 4 – 14 NOV:
SEA of Solutions 2019: Forum on solutions to marine plastic pollution in South East Asia