• Venerdì 6 Novembre 2020
  • 09:30 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Piattaforma Digitale Ecomondo Key Energy
  • inglese

Organized by: Legambiente, Corepla, UfM, ISPRA, COMMON project, Clean Sea LIFE project

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 instruments 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 Mediterranean Sea & Marine Litter - Francois Galgani, IFREMER

10:30 - 11:30 Institutions

Gaetano Leone - UnepMAP
Alessandra Sensi - Union for Mediterranean (video contribution)
Sigi Gruber - EC-DG RTD

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

Cristina Fossi, University of Siena - The Plastic Busters project at basin scale, new challenges to monitor the impact of marine litter on Mediterranean biodiversity
Stefania Di Vito, Legambiente - Common project and Clean Up the Med, networking at Mediterranean scale
Fedra Francocci, CNR-BlueMed CSA - BlueMed Pilot Action

12:00 - 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
International - Franz M. Müller, Rotary International, The Operation Plastic Free Waters of Rotary International – IYFR
Italy -Giorgio Quagliuolo, Corepla

Discussion and Closure