Eliminating Plastic and Microplastic Pollution - 2nd Stakeholder Conference

Eliminating Plastic and Microplastic Pollution - 2nd Stakeholder Conference

Plastic and micro plastic is receiving increasing political, societal and scientific concern. A lot has been achieved in the recent years: among other achievements, the EU has issued a Plastics Strategy and a single use plastics legislation is currently under negotiation. The need to implement this existing EU strategy is now one of the main challenges ahead.
Jointly organized by the Austrian Presidency, IUCN and the Network of European Environment Agencies, the 2nd Stakeholder Conference on Plastic and Micro Plastic Pollution aims at identifying the issues that are most urgently to be addressed and to define the concrete next steps for the elimination of plastics and microplastics in the environment. The conference provides an update to the first Stakeholder Conference held in 2015. An outcome paper will be elaborated after the conference to be shared with participants.

Objectives of the Conference

  • Identify issues to be most urgently addressed
  • Define concrete next steps for the elimination of (micro)plastic pollution in the environment
  • Bring together policy makers and relevant stakeholders
  • Provide an update of developments since the first Stakeholder Conference in 2015 in Brussels

Invited speakers:
Elisabeth Köstinger, Chair of EU Environment Council, Austrian Minister for Sustainability and Tourism
Daniel Calleja-Crespo, Director General DG ENV, European Commission
as well as further high level representatives from industry, NGOs and member states.
Registration is open: please follow this link to register for the conference!
Registration is free. The final conference programme will be published in due course on the websites of the EPA-Network, IUCN and Umweltbundesamt.

In case of questions, please contact the organisers: plasticconference@umweltbundesamt.at

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