• Venerdì 6 Novembre 2020
  • 09:30 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Diotallevi 1 Hall Sud
  • inglese

Organized by: Legambiente, Corepla, UfM and ISPRA

​* La pre-registrazione garantisce un posto in sala sino a 10 minuti prima che il convegno abbia inizio *

Mediterranean sea, as the rest of the oceans worldwide, is facing the big issue represented by waste dispersed in the environment. Around 9% of the world’s biodiversity is concentrated in the Mediterranean Sea, a basin of a coastline of 46,000 km, bordered by 22 countries with a coastal population that reach 450 million, and is expected to grow to 600 million by 2050. As a result of the very high levels of solid waste generated annually (208-760 kg/per capita/year) this area has become highly polluted. According to Unep Map, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) can constitute one of the key instrument to improving the effective management of coastal areas, with special regard to waste management. To preserve the “life below water”, as requested by SDG14, our economies and our survival, is necessary to act in a synergistic way. Networks, policies and civil society has to act together to face this common problem.

Section Chairs
9:30 Introductory greetings

Stefano Ciafani, President of Legambiente
Fabio Fava, University of Bologna & President of the Scientific Committee of Ecomondo
Anna Montini, Rimini Environment Councilor

Introduced by: Giorgio Zampetti, executive director of Legambiente
Moderated by: Francesco Ferrante, vice president of Kyoto Club

10:15 Marine litter in the Mediterranean sea: a framework of problem and impacts - Francois Galgani, IFREMER

10:30 - 11:30 Institutions

UnepMAP (Gaetano Leone) 
Union for Mediterranean (Alessandra Sensi)
European Commission (Sigi Gruber)
ISPRA/EEA (Alessandro Bratti)

11:30 - 12:00 The Mediterranean Networks against marine litter

University of Siena - Plastic Busters (Cristina Fossi, Uni Siena) 
Legambiente - Common project (Serena Carpentieri, Legambiente) 
Blue med initiative (Fedra Francocci, CNR-Bluemed CSA) 

11:00 - 13:00 Experiences (action and management)

Tunisia - Sana Ben Ismail, INSTM - Experiences in Tunisia
Lebanon - Nahed Msayleb, Tyre Coast Nature Reserve
Greece - Thomais Vlachogianni MIO-ECSDE
Italy - Eleonora de Sabata, Clean Sea LIFE 
Rotary International -  Franco Cecchi
Italy -Corepla 

Discussion and Closure