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Addressing marine debris pollution in the ASEAN region

Visit and Talk delivered by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Indonesia

MIMA: 30 March 2018

MIMA received a visit from the Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Indonesia, Mr. Arisman Uin and team. As one of the counterparts that MIMA actively engages with, CSEAS was also invited to give a talk titled ‘Marine Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region’.

The meeting was chaired by Cheryl Rita, Head of the Centre for Coastal and Marine Environment and attended by MIMA researchers from the different centres as well as several representatives from the government agencies including the Department of Environment and the Department of Marine Parks, academe, and NGOs.

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During the meeting

CSEAS reported on the outcomes from the ASEAN Conference on Reducing Marine Debris in the Region held in 2017 in Phuket, Thailand. The meeting emphasised on the status of marine debris pollution in the ASEAN region from the global, regional and legal perspectives, exchanged information on existing national policies, initiatives and best practices, identified gaps and challenges, and discussed suitable approaches toward resolution e.g., policy and management solutions including the use of innovative technology.

Mr. Uin shared highlights on the upcoming ocean conference scheduled to be held in Bali, Indonesia later this year. The conference will focus on major thematic and inter-linked areas including climate change, marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy, and maritime security.  

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During the presentation by CSEAS

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Engaging with the representative from the Department of Environment during the meeting

MIMA also had the opportunity to highlight recent efforts on applying the Clean Coast Index (CCI) introduced earlier for coastal cleanliness assessment. The method has been applied in several pilot sites around nation’s coastal areas. It was also more recently implemented in a comprehensive manner in Selangor for monitoring purposes.

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Group photo

The meeting provided a platform for the sharing of initiatives, recent efforts, new ideas and perspectives relating to coastal marine debris pollution and threats among related stakeholders.  

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