Policy and strategy

COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2019

COBSEA Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2019

At the 24th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) in June 2019, participating countries adopted the revised Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter to guide action on marine litter in the East Asian Seas region.

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.