Past Events

Let’s #BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day!

Date: 5th June 2023

Location: Virtual

World Environment Day on 5 June is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. It's time to accelerate this action. It's time to #BeatPlasticPollution. Everyone from governments, towns, financial organizations

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Regional insights to unlock financing and advance investment in plastic circularity in emerging economics: South-east Asia

Date: 24 May 2023, 15.00 - 16.15 (GMT +7)

Location: Virtual

We are pleased to invite you to a dedicated session on investing in plastics circularity in South-East Asia. This session will cover success stories from the region and insights on enabling a conducive policy environment for inves

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Regional Dialogue on Perceptions on plastic waste: A dialogue on the findings of a regional study and the role of businesses in accelerating circularity

Date: 11th November 2022, 09.00 - 10.30 (GMT +7)

Location: Bangkok

South-East Asia is at the heart of this marine plastic pollution challenge. Six of the top 20 estimated sources of plastic marine debris are from South-East Asian countries. If South-East Asia were thought of as one country, it wo

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Regional Dialogue on Plastic Credits – A Circular Solution for Plastic Waste Management

Date: 28th September 2022, 14.00-16.00 (GMT +7)

Location: Bangkok

According to estimates of UNEP, over 3 billion people do not have access to proper waste management services . Especially in low-income countries, the collection of recyclables depends almost entirely on the informal sector. Infor

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Technical Session on Solutions to Stop Plastic Pollution

Date: 22 September 2022, 9:45 – 10:45 AM (GMT+9)

Location: Hybrid

The 7IMDC is building on the momentum of past IMDCs by bringing together governments, industry, academia, civil society, and all relevant stakeholders, to discuss the latest science, strengthen collaborations, find solutions and c

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A Session on Plastic Circularity Through Responsible Business Conduct: Realizing the Right to a Healthy Environment

Date: 21 September 2022 at 10.45 - 12:00PM ICT

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Plastic waste and pollution are threatening ecosystems and livelihoods across South-East Asia. Increasing volumes of plastic waste have led to environmental, social and health impacts, particularly for vulnerable communities. Asia

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Technical Session on Private Sector Engagement for Plastic Circularity

Date: 20 September 2022, 8:30- 9.30 AM (GMT+9)

Location: Hybrid

The United Nations Environment Programme’s SEA circular project is organising two technical sessions at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference in two tracks; Track 7 - Economics, Financing & Private Sector Engagement; an

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A Dialogue on Extended Producer Responsibility & Training on Human Rights Based Approach in the Plastic Value Chain

Date: 23 August 2022 at 8:30 - 12:00PM (GMT +7)

Location: Virtual

SEA circular aims to reduce plastic pollution and its impact through a multi-sectoral approach, working with actors across the value chain – from policy makers to communities. The project strives to promote market-based solution

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Side Event: Collective Effort in South-East Asia to End Plastic Pollution

Date: 29 June 2022 at 8:00-10:00am (GMT +1) / 2:00-4:00pm (GMT +7)

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Recognizing the devastating and irreversible impact of plastic pollution on ecosystems, the climate and livelihoods, a long-term inclusive solution to address plastic pollution require strengthening international coordination, coo

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SIGN UP: GLOBAL PREMIERE OF SHORT FILM “PLASTIK”

Date: 3 June 2022 at 17:00 - 18:00 (GMT +8)

Location: Virtual

In conjunction with the world environment day 2022, the SEA circular project jointly with MeshMinds and Studio Birthplace organizing an event to introduce the short film – PLASTIK, which is developed by MeshMinds and produced by

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High level dialogue on plastic pollution – Next steps to end plastic pollution

Date: 23 May 2022 at 13:30-14:30 (Bangkok time)

Location: Thailand

Event Overview Agenda Opening Remarks Setting the Scene Panel Discussion Closing Remarks Event Overview High level dialogue on plastic pollution – Next steps to end plastic pollution Event Date: 23 May 2022 at 13:30-14:30 (Bangk

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Regional Consultation on South-East Asia Marine Litter Research Inventory

Date: 20 April 2022 at 13:00-15:00 ICT

Location: Virtual

Under the SEA circular project, the COBSEA Secretariat and the National University of Singapore (NUS) are holding a regional consultation with focal points of the COBSEA Working Group on Marine Litter and national stakeholders...

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APEC Webinar Series on Promoting Investment to Combat Marine Litter and Build a Circular Economy in APEC — Innovative Technologies and Opportunities for Land Based Waste Management

Date: 20 October 9:00 pm EST

Location: Online

In support of the 2020 APEC priority “Driving Innovative Sustainability”, Malaysia, in collaboration with the MGTC and Ocean Conservancy, will co-host a marine debris webinar series.

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Human Rights for the Planet

Date: 5 October 2020

Location: Virtual

Clean environment is a precondition to the enjoyment of human rights: the full enjoyment of everyone’s rights to life, health, quality private and family life or home, depends on healthy ecosystems and their benefits to people.

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Moving Towards Circular Economy for Plastic Waste Management

Date: 20 October 2020

Location: Hybrid event, broadcast live from AIT

The SWITCH-Asia RPAC funded by European Union, implemented by UNEP, in partnership with AIT is pleased to cordially invite you to attend our upcoming Regional Policy Dialogue on Circular Economy for Plastic Waste Management.

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Thailand MARPLASTICCs Webinar: Validation of the Results for Thailand, National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action: Thailand Country Results

Date: 28 October 2020 14:00-15:30 Bangkok Time

Location: Bangkok and Online

A hybrid webinar workshop on national guidance for plastic pollution hotspotting and shaping action: Thailand – online via Zoom and in-person.

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Webinar: Human rights depend on a healthy biosphere

Date: 28 October 2020 10:00 am EDT (21:00 Bangkok time)

Location: Virtual

This is a virtual event of the Special Rapporteur on Human rights and Environment, David R. Boyd’s virtual event focusing on his latest GA report entitled “Human rights depend on a healthy biosphere”.

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Third Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean

Date: 29 October 2020

Location: Virtual

The Third Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean will take place on 29 October 2020 in a virtual modality, broadcasting from the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

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SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS: POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNINGS FROM LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT

Date: October 2020

Location: Virtual

Actions by Member States to address single-use plastic products pollution and learnings from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies on the impacts of single-use plastic products and their alternatives. (UNEA4/ Resolution 9)

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Webinar: Let’s talk about masks

Date: 05 November 2020 15:00-16:00

Location: Online

Sustainable Seas Trust and AMWN in partnership with UNEP, DEFF, Packaging SA, Plastics SA, SA Waste Pickers Association, and WESSA are hosting the fourth webinar in our series on COVID-19 Waste Awareness.

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