2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
UN Environment launched #CleanSeas in February 2017, with the aim of engaging governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic litter. Over five years, this campaign aims to address the root-cause of marine litter by targeting the production and consumption of single-use plastic.
Over the past two years, the Clean Seas campaign has become one of the largest global campaigns for combatting marine plastic pollution with national commitments from sixty countries covering more than 60 percent of the world’s coastlines. It has become a catalyst for change, inspiring governments to pass plastic reduction policies, encouraging industry to minimize plastic packaging and redesign products, and motivating consumers to change their habits and demand more action from both the public and private sectors.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.