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Baltic Solution for Plastic Pollution - workshop 8 October 2018 12:00-18:00 CET in Riga, Latvia

IUCN and CCB, with the support of the Swedish Postcode Foundation, started a project in the Baltic region. The project that started in February 2017, with a planned duration of two years, is being carried out by IUCN in partnership with leading regional experts, members of academia, research institutes and grassroots organizations. Through desk and field research and laboratory experiments, IUCN and partners are engaged to demonstrate the impacts of plastic pollution in the Baltic region on ecosystems, biodiversity, food safety and climate change and to address three driving questions:

  1. How much and what type of plastics do Baltic countries load in the Baltic Sea annually?
  2. Does plastic pollution enhance climate change by impacting sea ice formation and melting?
  3. Does plastic negatively impact food sources and endangers species in the Baltic Sea?

To continue shaping our project, we would like to invite you (or a representative from your organization) to attend a meeting that will take place in Riga from 12.00-18:00 (CET; with a break) on 8 October, 2018.

If you are interested, please use this link to fill in a pre-registration form

Please confirm your participation no later than 24 September, 2018 by sending an email to Joao Sousa ( and Mikhail Durkin (

Further information and background materials including a draft agenda will be distributed in due course.

We hope you can join! IUCN and CCB has a lot to offer to this important debate.

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