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WCC 2012 Res 136 - Activity Report

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In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
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Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessAmsterdam meeting NGO´s, 21 February-22 February 2016 meeting to discuss together with other NGO and policy makers actions towards microbeads ban policy for Europe, Microfibers as a source of microplastics and solutions at a household level and municipal waste water treatment level, The content of a “Framework for Action” document as a support for an Ocean Platform to be launched with WBCSD
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessBrussels, Belgium, POLYTALK, 15th March-17th March 2016 (meeting and presentation during PolyTalk, a forum to engage with multi stakeholders in a transparent, forward looking dialogue. PolyTalk 2016 focused on Marine Litter Target audience: policy and decision makers (EU, national, regional, UN), NGOs, designers and brand owners, plastics value chain.
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessMonaco Workshop, 8-10th May (2nd Workshop to finalize the Framework for Action, this document was elaborated with the input of representatives from private sector, NGO´s and Govs)
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessMonaco Workshop, 9-11 November 2015 (identify best practice voluntary approaches in the production, use and disposal of plastics to prevent marine pollution, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean Sea)
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessWashington DC, 6th March- 9th March 2016“Plastic Pollution” Funders Meeting, (presenting the work carried out by IUCN and present the Arctic Plastic Project Proposal)
Policy influencing/advocacyDanish Parliament, Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark -5-7th of June (meeting with NGO´s and presentation - meeting s focused on EU policies regarding marine litter and toxically pollutants definition for plastics in marine environment, the presentation in the Danish Parliament included a description of the work carried out during the last 3 years around plastics marine litter done by IUCN....
Scientific/technical activitiesCo-convened the third multistakeholder meeting to develop Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals. 7-8 July 2016 at IUCN
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Obtained the Observer Status with GESAMP (Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection).
Draft Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals developed
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
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FundraisingDeveloping proposals for marine litter/Plastic projects: ...
Scientific/technical activities Writing a chapter for "Handbook on the Economics and Management for "Sustainable Oceans" by UNEP (published next November)