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Ground Truth Briefing: Policy and Action on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean

Date & Time

Apr. 23, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET


Virtual Teleconference (information in event description)

Ground Truth Briefing: Policy and Action on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean

The Wilson Center's Polar Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School's Arctic Initiative recently released a report entitled "Policy and Action on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean." This report describes the nature of challenges posed by Arctic marine plastic pollution and provides targeted recommendations to policymakers and researchers; it is based on a workshop the two organizations co-hosted with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Ambassador David Balton, Brittany Janis, Halla Hrund Logadóttir, and Marisol Maddox will discuss the report, the challenges of Arctic marine plastic pollution, and recommendations to combat plastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean. The full report is available here.

Teleconference Information
Toll Number: 1-312-470-7179
Toll-Free Number: 800-369-2054
Passcode: 6238346

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Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more

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