This report is a compilation of presentations, including recommendations and outcomes, made during a capacity building workshop for marine debris prevention and management in the APEC region held in Yeosu, Korea on 12-18 June 2017.
The objectives of the workshop are:
- Raising awareness of the social, economic, and environmental damage and impact caused by marine debris which disrupts and impacts the trade, growth and livelihood of the APEC region;
- Strengthening government officials’ capacity to enhance marine debris management related policies of the APEC region; and
- Aligning with international standards by effective management of marine debris
In line with these objectives, the workshop focused on the development of proceedings on the training standards and educational contents, including best practices; organization of education and training course and its evaluation; and establishment of a network between participants and experts.