Parallel session – Governance frameworks to manage marine plastic


Parallel session 4 – Governance frameworks to manage marine plastics

13:30 – 15:00

To be successful, solutions to marine plastic pollution must take into consideration institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks at international, regional and local levels. Consideration of these frameworks is not relevant to governments only. To be fully effective, they must be embraced and leveraged also by development actors, private industries and civil society.


​This session will discuss existing initiatives, challenges and possible paths forward to manage marine plastics, from the perspective of a state, the civil society, and research on the circular economy, in the context of South East Asia.

Host and session lead:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Centre for International Law




  • What are the regional governance frameworks in Southeast Asia, their progress, and challenges for the region?
  • How are these international, regional and subregional responses to plastic pollution steering action at national level, and how can they be better leveraged? What are the difficulties encountered and support needed by States?
  • How to better involve private initiatives in the context of regional legal and institutional frameworks?
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