In order to assure the commitment of Bali Declaration on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities adopted at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Review Meeting (IGR-4) and to assertively and effectively addressing regional priorities, Indonesia has established Regional Capacity Center for Clean Seas (RC3S) in Bali, Indonesia.
Carrying the same spirit at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), countries have also agreed to adopt the Resolution on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities. This resolution emphasizes the importance of Bali Declaration and Indonesia’s initiative to establish RC3S as a hub for strengthening capacity building in the field of protection of the marine environment from land-based activities.
Regional Capacity Centre for Clean Seas (RC3S)
Initiated by the Government of Indonesia, RC3S serves its purpose to contribute to the reduction and mitigation of land-based sources of marine pollution, with particular focus on nutrient, wastewater, marine litter and microplastics.
In this respect, RC3S will follow-up Bali Declaration especially in: (1) Strengthening the Global Partnership on Marine Litter and Microplastics, Nutrient Management and the Wastewater Initiative; and the interlinkages between partnerships; (2) Improving the coordination, engagement and support of the work on marine pollution; and (3) Encouraging exchange of information, practical experience, scientific and technical expertise, as well as cooperative and collaborative action and partnership.
The functions of RC3S is to deliver public values as seen below: