INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MARINE LITTER AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Marine litter represents one of the highest challenges that humanity is currently facing. Thus they have established as one of the strategic lines in the new horizons set by European and international politics.
The complexity of the problem and its global nature requires the coordination and involvement of various sector of the society: Scientists, administrations, industrial and productive sector, consumers, non-governmental entities, etc.
The Spanish Marine Litter Association (AEBAM) was founded with a goal to unifying efforts of different entities and groups related to the environment to improve and plan different lines of work that promote the management of this problem at national, European and international level.
MARLICE2019 was conceived as a cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder event to advance in the management of marine litter, gathering public authorities, research institutes, private sector and environmental organizations. Marine Litter is a man-made solid waste which, for various reasons, ends up abandoned in marine and coastal environments.
We celebrated our first edition of Marlice International Forum on the 10th – 12th of April 2019 in Seville. Over 200 leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, researchers, NGOs, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, circular and sharing economies in the Mediterranean and Atlantic regions came together in Seville to look forward in the search for solutions for marine pollution.
Marlice2019 was held in coordination with the UNEP/MAP Second Regional Meeting on Marine Litter Best Practices (8 to 10th April). An open session for forum attendees was celebrated during the first day of MARLICE.
Consult here the Summary of Sessions