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:
Towards better governance of marine plastic pollution and circular economy in East and Southeast Asia – Yasuhiko Hotta, Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Regional governance frameworks relevant to marine plastics pollution in Southeast Asia – Youna Lyons, National University of Singapore, Centre for International Law and Vu Hai Dang, National University of Singapore, Centre for International Law