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VRIDI
by 350 Côte d'Ivoire (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
There is currently > 7.3 billion tons of plastic in the Earth System, rising to 40 Bt by 2050. ~10 Mt of plastics reach the oceans every year; 12 Bt are projected to be in landfill by 2050. As these are released, the flux of plastics to surface waters, coastlines and oceans is amplified, with significant environmental, social and economic cost...
For plastics that have residual economic value there are systems to capture and reuse or recycle. However, in most cases, post-consumer waste polymers have no intrinsic economic value so if there are no policies in place, and consequently no collection and recycling, they are destined to end up in the sea. Current understanding of the pathways and fate of plastic in the environment is poorly constrained, with only fragmentary evidence restricted to parts of the cycle. 

We believe we can shift what’s already happening and adaptation/education, action as keys in solving this climate change threaten and also we are leading the way to get more people involved in volunteering for our Environement, to have sustainability life and sustainable growth by recycling and plogging on beach with youths, students and local communities.

Waste management and sustainable growth remain an issue and/as we are willing to work on it. Actually volunteers - local community gathering together every first Saturday of the month and weekly on Wednesday for training and/or activities.

Also we are leading the way to get more people involved in volunteering for our Environement by recycling and plogging on beach. Waste managements is an issue and we are willing to work on it. Actually volunteers gathering every first Saturday of the month and weekly on Wednesday for training and/or activities.

The circular economy seeks to close the loop between product waste and manufacturing through recovery and regeneration of resources. A move to a circular economy has many potential benefits. It will increase the security of supply of materials and reduce production costs. It also encourages a focus on bio-based products and a reduced reliance on non-renewables such as fossil fuels. There are, however, many challenges associated with such a transition, such as a lack of cost-effective methods for the recycling of some bio-based products. 

This project will focus on a particular aspect of plastics e.g. food packaging or reusable bottles, and will investigate the full life cycle analysis, from cradle to grade. By fully understanding the complex system, recommendations will be made as to how changes should be implemented in future. 
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
NUTRIENTS
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Manure management
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands)
PLASTICS
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
SHIPPING
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
14.2
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
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Coastal carbon sinks/blue carbon
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
14.5
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
14.6
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
  • information relating to harmful subsidies
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
  • Economic benefits from sustainable transport
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
  • Research capacity development
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Transfer of fishing technology
  • Access and capacity building for eco-labelling and traceability systems
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
14.c
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
September/2019
Join globale action (WORLD CLEAN UP DAY)
Staff / Technical expertise
Engage with more volunteers - gain more practical skill
Basic information
Time-frame: January/2019 - December/2020
Partners
350 CÔTE D'IVOIRE - Mairie de Port-Bouet (Service Technique) - OSC - Ministère de l'environnment - PRODD -
Ocean Basins
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
community -
Contact information
Cheick Ladji TRAORE, Mr, cheicktr@me.com, +22559791682
Abidjan, CÔTE D'IVOIRE
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