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#OceanAction18013
Public awareness and information camapain on marine litter and prevention of plastics in the sea
by Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) (Government)
The objective is to inform the general public and the society about the problems related to the marine litter with the aim to reduce the littering of the sea. Human activity on the coast is one of the marine litter sources. In order to reduce the littering information and communication campaigns will be organised, training programs for rising environmental awareness and improving environmental education will be arranged, and existing cooperation agreements with relevant stakeholders and target groups will be enhanced.
Progress reports
14.1
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
PLASTICS
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
14.a
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
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
December 2020
Information and communication campaigh on marine litter
December 2020
Training programs on marine litter
December 2020
Cooperation agreements with stakeholders
Financing (in USD)
300,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Preparing campaigns, training materials, holding consultations with stakeholders and target groups
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Partners
National Environmental Board (Governmental), Ministry of Science and Education (Governmental), municipalities (Governmental)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Estonia
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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