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E-learning course on Cities and Marine Plastic Pollution launched on World Ocean Day

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E-learning course on Cities and Marine Plastic Pollution launched on World Ocean Day

On World Ocean Day 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) are partnering with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to launch an e-learning course on marine litter.

Register now to learn more about plastic pollution and approaches to measuring and managing marine litter from land-based sources, especially in cities. The course is free and self-paced and targets decision makers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific to better understand the plastic pollution challenge and solutions in the region.

UNEP and COBSEA contributed Module 6 on ‘Engaging Stakeholders to Reduce Plastic Pollution’ and chapter 4.6 on ‘Marine Litter Monitoring and Assessment’ building on the UNEP Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter and experience from both the SEA circular project supported by the Government of Sweden and the counterMEASURE project supported by the Government of Japan.

Module 4 explores different methods and approaches to detect and classify floating plastic in rivers and coastal waters, including the use of digital technology, as well as methods and standards for monitoring and assessment of marine litter at the national level.

Module 6 introduces stakeholders along the plastic value chain and tools for participatory planning and inclusive management of plastic pollution, including an introduction to stakeholder analysis and engagement, to a human rights-based approach to tackling pollution, and to the roles stakeholders play, from government and public sector, market, and civil society.

Learn more about the e-learning course and register here: https://www.unescap.org/projects/ctl/elearning

Learn more about UNEP’s MOOC on marine litter here: https://www.ou.nl/en/-/unenvironment-mooc-marine-litter

Learn more about SEA circular here: https://www.sea-circular.org/

Learn more about counterMEASURE here: https://countermeasure.asia/

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