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Indonesia - The Indonesian Waste Platform (IWP) was established in October 2015 as a 'hub' connecting stakeholders who are involved in solutions on land-based and marine-based waste from a

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5 December 2016 - Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched

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Indonesian Waste Platform

Indonesia - The Indonesian Waste Platform (IWP) was established in October 2015 as a 'hub' connecting stakeholders who are involved in solutions on land-based and marine-based waste from a

Indonesia - The Indonesian Waste Platform (IWP) was established in October 2015 as a 'hub' connecting stakeholders who are involved in solutions on land-based and marine-based waste from all sectors and regions in Indonesia and abroad.

IWP promotes and facilitates cross-sector and cross-border collaboration, the forming of a common-shared vision, strategy and action plans.

For more information see: 

IWP website

IWP's Facebook page

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Oceans and the law of the sea - Report of the Secretary-General

The report has been prepared pursuant to paragraph 309 of General Assembly resolution 69/245 of 29 December 2014, with a view to facilitating discussions on the topic of focus at the sixteenth meet

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Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, on the theme entitled “Oceans and sustainable development: integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development, namely, environmental, social and economic.”

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New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

5 December 2016 - Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched

5 December 2016 - Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

The report, Marine Debris: Understanding, Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity found that the number of species affected by marine debris has increased from 663 to 817 since 2012. It also warned that this type of waste, which is mostly made of plastic, is an increasing threat to human health and well-being, and is costing countries billions of dollars each year.

Source: www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55724