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Sea change: Japanese leads on marine plastic litter
Note: This article was originally published in East Asia Forum on 26 October 2019. ERIA's Senior Economist, Dr Michikazu Kojima and Mr Fusanori Iwasaki are the authors.
Marine plastic litter has been recognised as one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges in recent years and several international forums have started to take action on the issue. In June 2019, G20 member countries agreed on the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision at the Osaka summit. Japan led the way in concluding the Vision, by which G20 countries aim to reduce additional marine plastic pollution to zero by 2050. (Read the full article by using the link above).