What is it about?

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a grave issue. It harms the environment, our health, and economies. The solutions tried so far have not worked well. This article explores the concept of 'Science Diplomacy'. It is a combination of science and international cooperation. It can be used to deal with global challenges. The article looks at international agreements and policies that follow this approach. It studies how science diplomacy can be used to combat global problems.

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Why is it important?

Despite several efforts, plastic pollution remains a global issue. There are a few reasons for this. First, countries find it difficult to take coordinated action on this issue. Second, there are gaps in laws and agreements to control plastic pollution. Third, translating scientific knowledge into good policies is tough. And last, the problem itself is a complicated one. Science diplomacy could encourage countries to cooperate. This could help create a better and more complete action plan. It could help make plastic pollution a priority. It could help in waste management in devel-oping countries. KEY TAKEAWAY: Countries should use both scientific knowledge and diplomatic approaches. Science diplomacy is a powerful tool against plastic pollution. Global teamwork and coordination need to be a priority. Countries need to cooperate to achieve sustainable solutions. This research relates to the following Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 14: Life Below Water • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

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This page is a summary of: Rethinking marine plastics pollution: Science diplomacy and multi-level governance, International Review of Administrative Sciences, July 2023, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/00208523231183909.
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