Parallel session 2 – Gender and social dimensions of marine litter pollution

09:30-10:30

Parallel session 2 – Gender and social dimensions of marine litter pollution

09:30 – 10:30

Plastic is ubiquitous, affecting a range of stakeholders, public health and wellbeing as well as economic development. It may also be a significant vulnerability multiplier in key sectors and among those already poor and marginalized, including people living on or near coastlines. An analysis conducted by UNEP, the Coordinating Body of the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), to be launched at the event, highlights initial findings and existing knowledge gaps in relation to the gender, human rights and economic dimensions of marine plastic litter.

 

This session will provide insights on the gender and human rights dimensions of marine plastic litter, and how consideration of this can contribute to fair, equitable and ethically sound action and sustainable outcomes in the longer term.

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Questions

  • What are the weaknesses and knowledge/data gaps on the gender and human rights-based approach in marine plastic pollution sector as compared to other fields where gender and human rights based approaches (HRBA) principles have been well articulated?
  • How do we take forward people-centred and gender-inclusive actions in policy and practices to address marine plastic pollution?
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