Marine Litter Portalsite

Northwest Pacific Regional Node of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter was established with support by Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) by the Northwest Pacific Environmrntal Cooperation Center (NPEC) and Regional Coordinating Unit of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP).

Objectives
  • a. To enhance awareness of marine litter prevention actions at the national, local and grass-root levels.
  • b. To strengthen exchange information on best practices and measures for prevention of marine litter input among the NOWPAP member states and beyond through Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML*).
  • c. To enhance knowledge of GPML among local governments, NGOs/NPOs and local people in NOWPAP countries.

*GPML: Under the GPA, land-based marine litter has been highlighted in the "Manila Declaration" (Third Intergovernmental Review of the GPA in January 2012) as a priority source category for 2012-2016 giving UNEP a strong mandate to continue its work on this issue over the next 5 years. Representatives of 64 Governments and the European Commission emphasized the relevance of the Honolulu Commitment endorsed at the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference, and the Honolulu Strategy - a global framework for prevention and management of marine debris (in English) (in Chinese) . The Manila Declaration also recommended the establishment of a GPML which was launched 18 June 2012. UNEP is developing it further in collaboration with relevant partners and is functioning as the Secretariat of the GPML.