European Union External Action



On Thursday, 21 March 2019, the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, in collaboration with Business Environment Council, hosted the first European Union Plastic Waste Reduction Workshop. The workshop brought together leading experts from Europe and Hong Kong to enhance cooperation and seek solutions to the problem of plastic waste.

Opening the Our Ocean Conference in Malta today, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced EUR 560 million of EU funds for 36 concrete actions to protect and ensure the security of the world's oceans. In our globalised world, she said, 90 per cent of world trade is seaborne and millions of jobs and livelihoods depend on the oceans, which are a common good and must be managed through international cooperation. Our oceans are in danger. By 2050 they could contain more plastic than fish.

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