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The Twenty-fourth Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) was held on 19-20 June 2019 in Bali, Indonesia, back to back with the meeting of the COBSEA Working Group on Marine Litter. The meeting revised and adopted the COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI), discussed activities carried out in the context of the action plan, and agreed on steps toward the establishment of a Regional Activity Centre and Regional Node of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.

Participating countries, observers, and the COBSEA Secretariat shared updates on progress made to address marine litter in particular, including ongoing initiatives and planned projects. Outcomes of discussions at the Working Group meeting regarding the revision of the RAP MALI and the evolving institutional framework of COBSEA, were presented at the Intergovernmental Meeting and respective decisions made were captured in a resolution and outcome report.

  • Report of the 24th IGM of COBSEA

    Report of the 24th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, held in Bali, Indonesia, 19-20 June 2019.

    The report includes the resolution of the 24th IGM and its appendices, including the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2019.

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  • COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2019

    The overall goal of the COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter is to consolidate, coordinate, and facilitate cooperation, and implement the necessary environmental policies, strategies and measures for sustainable, integrated management of marine litter in the East Asian Seas region. The Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter will thereby directly support COBSEA participating countries to deliver target 14.1 of Sustainable Development Goal 14, to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, particularly from land based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, and also contribute to the achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals and associated targets.

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  • Report of the Meeting of the Working Group on Marine Litter
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