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Marine litter management through TEMM (the Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan and Korea)
by Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, UNEP (Government)
The Ministers welcomed the first workshop on marine litter held in September 2015 in Yentai, China as a joint workshop with Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) and the common intention reached at the workshop for accelerating data sharing on marine litter. They also decided to hold a workshop and a working-level meeting on marine litter annually to enhance information exchange on each country's policies and research results of the three countries under the TEMM framework. Furthermore, they recognized the importance of promoting their efforts to understand the current situation on marine litter among the three countries and decided to strengthen the tripartite cooperation for efficient and effective solutions addressing marine litter. As the first step toward this goal, they recognized the need for scientist-led workshops.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
Financing (in USD)
861,209 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2004 - open-ended
Japan(Government), Republic of China(Government), the Republic of Korea(Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Sayo Morita, Deputy Director, Water Environment Division Office of Marine Environment, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, KAIYOU02@env.go.jp,
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