CEMP Guidelines for marine monitoring and assessment of beach litter.
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1.1. The reduction of pollution of the marine environment by macro- and microlitter is one of the great environmental challenges facing society today. 1.2. Under its draft North-East Atlantic Environment (NEAE) Strategy 2020-2030, OSPAR has a strategic objective to significantly reduce marine litter to levels that do not cause adverse impacts. This level, referred to as “Good Environmental Status” (GES), is also the objective set by the European Union (EU) in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 2008/56/EC). 1.3. Measures to reduce the input of marine litter and to remove litter from the marine environment are presently being implemented through actions at the OSPAR level (OSPAR Marine Litter Regional Action Plan/ML RAP) and through national actions. For Contracting Parties (CPs) who are EU Member States, measures implemented within the scope of the MSFD also contribute towards this objective. To direct these actions and assess their effectiveness in reducing marine litter .....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Marine debris
Spatial CoverageNortheast Atlantic
CitationOSPAR Commission (2020) CEMP Guidelines for marine monitoring and assessment of beach litter. London,UK, OSPAR Commission, 29pp. (OSPAR Agreement 2020-02). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1728