Local governments are becoming more active in reducing marine pollution form land-based activities. These efforts are being driven by economic incentives, as well as the demands of civil society, youth, socially-responsible businesses, and international efforts. Governments are taking action through enabling market-based instruments, and promoting marine pollution control programmes. It is important to forge strong partnerships through various initiatives for localized solutions to marine pollution form land-based activities in cities.
This forum will look at three sessions to find value in marine pollution form land-based activities: (1) Solution to Combat Marine Litter; (2) Solution to Reduce of Marine Pollution from Increased Nutrients; and (3) Solution to Reduce of Marine Pollution from Wastewater. This forum will focus on municipal authorities who are championing changes and demonstrating policy innovations to tackle marine pollution form land-based activities, how the private sector and civil society can work together with local government to localize solutions to marine pollution.