Webinar to explore how citizen science and frontier technology can help beat plastic pollution
May 26, 2021

On 2 June from 10:00-13:00 (ICT), the UNEP CounterMEASURE team is hosting a webinar to highlight how citizen science and frontier technology are informing policy and helping beat plastic pollution in South-East Asia.

CounterMEASURE is using innovative technologies to uncover how plastic waste is entering river systems – and ultimately oceans – in Asia, particularly the Mekong and the Ganges. This knowledge can then be used to make targeted policy interventions that help beat plastic pollution and protect river and marine ecosystems.

The webinar is being held in celebration of World Environment Day, which this year is focusing on the importance of ecosystem restoration.

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Speakers include:

Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia

Raina Saboo, Google

Sujit Sanjeev, Google

Kakuko Yoshida, United Nations Environment Programme

Skye Moret, United Nations Environment Programme

So Nam, Mekong River Commission

Arun Kumar Jha, National Productivity Council of India 

Tim van Emmerik, Wageningen University

Anne Bowser, The Wilson Center 

Kavinda Gunasekara, Asian Institute of Technology

Dan Tran, Asian Institute of Technology

Rajitha Athukorala, Asian Institute of Technology