WES Press Release - WES to support actions to combat marine litter in Morocco

Marine litter is globally acknowledged as a major societal challenge of our time because of its significant environmental, economic, social, political and cultural implications.  Morocco, as all Mediterranean countries, is affected by marine litter, with negative impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems and on people's livelihoods and well-being.

The root causes of marine litter in the Mediterranean are the same as anywhere else in the world: a combination of unsustainable modes of production and consumption, irresponsible behaviour by individuals and economic sectors as well as a fragmented understanding of the problem due to lack of data adapted to needs, lack of adequate political and legislative frameworks and poor application of existing frameworks, weak solid waste management practices and misconceptions about possible solutions. In order to address these issues, the EU funded Water and Environment project (WES) has just started to support the implementation of the relevant obligations and measures of the Regional Plan for Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean and the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Barcelona Convention. 

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published on 2021/04/06 14:17:00 GMT+0 last modified 2021-04-06T14:19:59+00:00