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13th December 2017
SCP/RAC and UN Environment/MAP contribute to the “New Plastics Economy” report, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

On December 13th, the conference entitled "Towards a New Plastic Economy" took place at the "Ministère de l’Economie" in Paris. This conference highlights the latest report published by Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastic and catalyzing action”, with the support of UN ENvironment/MAP, SCP/RAC, the ARC and the EU-funded SwitchMed programme.

12th December 2017
25 innovative solutions to combat plastic marine litter: A unique tool for businesses, entrepreneurs and civil society organizations in the Med Region to take action

      A new publication of UN Environment/MAP - SCP/RAC intends to inspire and provide practical indications to implement marine litter solutions in the Mediterranean region.

14th November 2017
Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award: public voting is open until 21st of November, vote now!

The Istanbul Environment Friendly City Award aims to recognize and reward the efforts of local authorities to improve the environment and the quality of life and promote sustainable development in Mediterranean coastal towns and cities. It also aims to encourage local authorities to move towards a more environment friendly future and enable them to act as a role-model to inspire other towns and cities.

11th July 2017
ACT4LITTER in full swing - Combating marine litter in Mediterranean MPAs

Just few months after the ACT4LITTER kick-off and all project activities are in full swing!

23rd May 2017
Goal achieved ! Marine plastic waste introduced for the first time in the chemicals Conventions

During the last Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (April-May 2017, Genève), it was officially approved by the Plenary that the Regional Centers of the Stockholm and Basel Conventions can officially work on the issue of marine plastic waste and microplastics. The Regional Centers from now can consistently report their activities on the issue to the next COP which will take place in 2019

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