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Event Series Event Series: 2024 Webinar Series

Delve Deeper #1: The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the depths of marine science research with Delve Deeper, a thought-provoking 2024 webinar series curated by MASTS. Immerse yourself in the latest marine research, engage with interdisciplinary dialogues, and become an integral part of our growing community. With themes spanning Environmental Impact, Resource Exploration, Technological Advancements, and Coastal Sustainability, each episode promises an exciting dive into the ever-evolving world of marine science.

The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: What are the Benefits of International Cooperation?

By Professor Frans de Vries.

Since the 1950s the production and use of plastics has increased exponentially. Marine plastic pollution (MPP) is a global phenomenon with significant impacts on the natural environment and economic well-being. The control and reduction of MPP is a public good, which requires the need for international coordination of actions. This talk provides some insights into the potential economic benefits of cooperative MPP management in the North Atlantic Ocean, and discusses its usefulness in informing current international negotiations in the context of the global plastic treaty.

A picture of Professor Frans de Vries

Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Aberdeen, Frans de Vries’s research is centered around the design and functioning of environmental markets and incentive-based policy mechanisms for pollution control and biodiversity conservation.

Find out more about Professor Frans de Vries research here.




Check out this link to see all the up and coming webinars in the MASTS 2024 Delve Deeper series.


February 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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