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#OceanAction35024
Coastal Cleanup and Community Outreach Education for Single-use Plastics
by UAE APOCEA ,APOISFS , Yas Marina, Emirates Institute for Health and Safety (Partnership)
The objective of the Island Coastal Cleanup for 14 l sites in Abu Dhabi is to gather collected trash/data on single use plastics using an app called Clean Abu Dhabi We have identified 14 sites where we would like our stakeholders to organize their cleanup activities and use the app to collect the data .and launch a new mobile application “ Clean Abu Dhabi “that will enable the community to support Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi in creating a data baseline for the amounts of single use plastics and other types of waste entering the marine , based on the data collected Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi will be able to develop a set of new policies and regulations around single use plastics.

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
  • Wastewater treatment
PLASTICS
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
Quantification
  • By weighing trash collected, by identifying types of waste
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
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Quantification
  • Survey and Database recording
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
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
  • Adaptation to more acidic ocean conditions
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
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
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
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
December 2019
Coastal Cleanup and survey of quantity of single use plastics in the ocean
December 2019
Clean Abu Dhabi “that will enable the community to support Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi in creating a data baseline for the amounts of single use plastics and other types of waste entering the marine , based on the data collected Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi will be able to develop a set of new policies and regulations around single use plastics.
February 2020
5th Mangrove Tree Planting Anniversary Barangay Lawin 11 , Cavite City Philippines
January 2020
Clean Abu Dhabi “that will enable the community to support Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi in creating a data baseline for the amounts of single use plastics and other types of waste entering the marine , based on the data collected Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi will be able to develop a set of new policies and regulations around single use plastics.
Financing (in USD)
5,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Data Forms and Coordinators Form from www.oceanconservancy.org Trash Free Seas Program
In-kind contribution
T-Shirts, Gloves, Tents, Sound System, Tables, Tarps,
In-kind contribution
Training and Educatonal Awareness on 4R's Reduce Reuse Recycle Recover
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2019 - December 2020
Partners
Unite Arab Emirates - Alliance of Proactive Organizations Center for Environmental Advocacny UAE APOCEA - Lead Entity Non Governmental Organization NGO Alpha Phi Omega International Service Fraternity and Sorority (APOISFS) - Non Governmental Organization NGO Yas Marina - Private Sector Emirates Institute for Health and Safety - Academic Institution
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Global Common - the Whole World
Contact information
Ramon Franco, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Consultant, Monchf@gmail.com , +971 56 8254340
Abu Dhabi City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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