Interview: Development of the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter

shutterstock 237479272The Arctic Council website has published an interview with the PAME Vice Chair Elizabeth McLanahan, discussing the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter. Elizabeth discusses its development, its objective and how the process within PAME has been.

"We had very active participation from Observers and Arctic experts, joining workshops with 40 to 65 people. As for the lead countries, I can speak for the United States. We had a handful of people working on a day-to-day basis with the plan and negotiating sessions, but we had a team of about 20 people that were providing technical input to the actual document. So, I’d imagine that the number of people engaged in developing the plan is probably in the hundreds."

The interviews gives great insight into the work of PAME and how the document was developed.

Link to the interview.