Government of Germany, Government of Norway
Only in the last couple of years, marine litter has been broadly recognized as a problem that must be taken seriously. The recognition throughout the whole of society, significant scientific evidence, a remarkable amount of goodwill present, as well as clear and substantial political backing have formed a global understanding and unity that justifies hope for the sake of the marine environment. Much has been done on national, regional and international level and work continues. Challenged with a sometimes difficult process to provide a smooth transition in terms of implementation from theory to practice, the event addresses governmental and non-governmental experts and will provide a platform to discuss and possibly demonstrate on how such transition may be successful and how theory and practice can mutually support and complement each other.