This project focused on enhancing the work of the GPML-Caribe through the design and launch of a Regional Clean Seas Campaign that formed an integral part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) 2019 regional campaign and supported UNEP’s Global Clean Seas Campaign launched in 2017. Additionally, the node developed communication materials to adopt and implement the Clean Seas Campaign in the Wider Caribbean Region, and field tested the aforementioned standardized hybrid approach to monitoring marine litter on beaches. The ongoing overall aim of the project is to increase engagement and awareness of the general public, private sector, and government in the fight against marine plastic pollution The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Chapters in Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago helped facilitate this project. CYEN is a regional organisation that aims to promote and empower youth to take positive action on issues related to the environment and sustainable development.
Project coordinator: Reginald Burke, Caribbean Youth Environment Network