G20 Report on Actions against Marine Plastic Litter: Second Information Sharing based on the G20 Implementation Framework

Policy Report

This report is the second compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the support of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) as a follow-up of the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter established at the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, Karuizawa, Japan, held in June 2019.

For this report, nine non-G20 countries newly contributed to the report by providing their inputs at a voluntary basis. From the G20 and outreach members, 16 countries continuously and newly submitted their actions for this year. In order to highlight key updates from 2019, the updated parts are underlined by the countries which took part in the first report. Since various international organisations are also actively engaged in the global marine plastic litter issues, the report covers the implementation status by ten international organisations and NGOs sharing the vision based on their reporting.

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