Logo
European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance (EVANA)
Select language:
en de fr pt es
it nl ro sl sq sv

a

Book recommendation:
Paving the Way for Peace: Living Philosophies of Bishnoi and Jains
Join us on
facebook logo
Facebook!




RSS engl.
RSS all lang.

Donation to EVANA.

Environment: EU aiming to be at the forefront of efforts to reduce marine litter

European Commission
Press release
Brussels, 16 November 2012

Marine litter is a serious threat to the coastal and marine environment around the globe. Marine habitats are contaminated with man-made garbage and other waste, posing growing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems. The European Commission is raising awareness about this global problem, in line with commitments made in Rio this summer to reduce the incidence and impacts of such pollution on marine ecosystems.

Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "At the Rio +20 Earth Summit, World Leaders committed to achieving a significant reduction in marine litter by 2025. The European Commission intends to be at the forefront of this effort, working closely with Member States, Regional Sea Conventions and stakeholders to identify and develop concerted initiatives to tackle the problem."...


Source: Environment: EU aiming to be at the forefront of efforts to reduce marine litter
Author: EU


Date: 2012-11-19

Share

Filter: 
1-13
2013-05-29
seedling in soil
2013-01-19
German Agriculture Minister Aigner and FAO head Graziano da Silva urge international community to develop principles for responsible investments
2013-01-17
2013-01-17
2013-01-17
2013-01-04
2013-01-03
2013-01-03
2013-01-03
2012-12-30
2012-12-29
2012-12-28
photo GerdAltmann_pixelio.de
2012-12-28
Wild wolves and brown bears killed over 20 Rudolph pté
1-13

For correspondents:
Username:

Password: