• Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • 14:30 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • English
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Blue Sea Land, Cluster BIG, Federpesca, CNR (National Research Council of Italy), BLUEMED GSOs

European, National and Regional policy instruments have been developed to prevent and reduce the environmental and socioeconomic impact due to the mismanagement of waste coming from marine and coastal activities. With the aim to close the loop of maritime waste cycle, specific actions to address waste prevention and waste deliver in harbours have been proposed and here showcased. EU Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities (PRF) for ship-generated waste and cargo residues obliges Member States to ensure the availability of adequate port reception facilities so as to reduce the discharges of ship-generated waste and cargo residues into the sea. Harmonisation of the waste disposal rate structure provisions in the PRF Directive could be helpful to enhance the effectiveness of the instrument. The Commission also supports the implementation of the flagship Directive on Single-Use Plastics (SUP) in line with the EU Green Deal and the circular economy package. Here the gaps for the implementation of marine litter solutions are discussed together with key National and Mediterranean actors with the aim to bring local actions into systems. 

Section Chairs

Luigi Giannini, Federpesca
Nino Carlino, Blue Sea Land
Sigi Gruber, European Commission
Fantina Madricardo, CNR (National Research Council of Italy)


14.30-15.30 Opening by the chairs

Session 1: Setting the scene and connecting the dots for the implementation of R&I solution to tackle marine litter in Mediterranean Sea 
Session Chair: Sigi Gruber, European Commission

14.40-15.15 The process of revising the waste legislation from EU to National level

  • Nino Carlino, Blue Sea Land 
  • Imad Rachid Lahoud, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM (TBC)
  • Ilde Gaudiello, Directorate-General for the Circular Economy, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition

15.15-15.30 Back-to-back outcomes of the Venice BlueMed Pilot Event
Fedra Francocci (CNR IAS) and Fantina Madricardo (ISMAR CNR) 

15.30-16.10 Session 2: Innovation towards good performing ports: building frameworks for circular economy
Session Chair: Fantina Madricardo, ISMAR CNR

  • Gian Marco Luna, CNR CISP-FLAG Regione Marche
  • Valentina Zambetti, Techneproject
  • Building bridges: discussion with Ambassadors and Ministries from Blue Sea Land

16.10-17.00 Session 3: Upscaling local actions into systems
Session Chair: Luigi Giannini, Federpesca

  • Francesca Biondo, Federpesca
  • Stefania Di Vito, Legambiente
  • Roberto Cimino, Cluster BIG (TBC)
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business; Fellow World Academy of Art and Science; President-Elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; Co-chair SDSN Europe & SDSN Greece

17.00-17.15 Closing remarks by the chairs