Siena, Italy, 15th of April 2016
With the support of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), the University of Siena and UN-SDSN, as leader of the UfM labelled project “Plastic-Busters for a Mediterranean free from litter”, are organizing the donors’ meeting in Siena, Italy, on 15th of April 2016. The meeting´s objective will be to fine-tune the partnering strategy and fundraising for the project, call for support from interested donors and promptly advance towards implementation of this urgent regional action.
The event will be held at the Palazzo del Rettorato of the University of Siena.
The labelling of this important project took place at the SOM meeting of the 16th February 2016, considered as a strategic moment for marine litter for its relevance and urgency is clearly reflected in the Mediterranean and international agendas, including the G-7.
A strong momentum was created by the two UfM Ministerial Declarations on Blue Economy, as well as on ENV and CC, respectively endorsed by the 43 UfM countries in November 2015 and in May 2014. The parallel adoption of the Regional Plan on Marine Litter by UNEP/MAP has also contributed to this subject.
Marine litter entails important operational links with the H2020 Initiative for a Cleaner Mediterranean, as well as with the ongoing regional programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Donors as well as public and private organizations directly involved, concerned and committed to support marine litter issues – and this specific regional action – will participate in the event together with the project promoters.
Participating donors and partners include the aforementioned GIZ, DG MARE, the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Programme, the transnational programme of European territorial cooperation MED Programme, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation and UNEP-MAP.
— Università di Siena (@unisiena) April 15, 2016