Vietnam proposes establishing global network on ocean-sea data sharing

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc proposed an initiative to form a global network on sharing data on oceans and sea, towards a global framework on preventing marine plastic waste at a discussion on climate and environment within the framework of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29.

Addressing the event, the PM emphasised impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and energy insecurity on the mankind, while calling on countries to mobilise and allocate effectively resources and fully implement commitments in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

He also called for increased assistance from the international community to nations vulnerable to climate change, including the Mekong Delta region, to respond to environmental changes.

He emphasised plastic waste discharged into the sea harms the maritime ecological system, and proposed countries join hands in building institutions and regulations on seas and oceans so as to control, reduce and prevent marine plastic waste.

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