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Regional Training Programme on Waste Management and Reduction of Marine Litter
by Singapore (Government)
The Waste Management and Reduction of Marine Litter seminar forms a part of the Singapore-Norway Third Country Training Programme, which provides practical seminars on topical issues for civil servants from the Southeast Asian region. Experienced speakers from Norway, Singapore and other South East Asian countries, whose aim is to share their experiences and facilitate discussion within the field of waste management and marine litter, will conduct the sessions. The UN Environment and private sector representatives will also contribute.

Participants will gain an understanding of the policy frameworks and practices adopted by Singapore and Norway towards waste management and reduction of marine litter. The objective is to engage civil servants from regional coastal states to identify applicable policies and practical ways to reduce the discharge of marine litter.

Topics covered by the course:

Strategies for recovery, recycling and solid waste handling;

Integrated solid waste management system in Singapore;

Control and Management of Hazardous Substances and Toxic Waste; and

Regional and National Action Planning on Marine Little Reduction
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
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
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
  • Training and professional development
Identify and complete knowledge gaps about macro and micro-debris through a consolidation of existing data and a literature review.
Other, please specify
Scientific research
Staff / Technical expertise
Trainers and consultants from government and external agencies.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2019 - 2019
Singapore (Government), Norway (Government), UN Environment (United Nations entity), Private Sector
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
South East Asian countries
Contact information
Nathaniel Khng, Counsellor (Legal), Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York, Nathaniel_KHNG@mfa.gov.sg,
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