“The four priorities which are being discussed are: poverty-related infectious diseases, clean energy, research infrastructure and the future of the seas. With regards to the latter the G7 countries are specifically discussing marine litter and the potential impact of deep-sea mining. Acknowledging existing activities by JPI Oceans and work under the Galway Statement initiative, the G7 science ministers committed to coordinating with the G7 countries on the G7 Action Plan to Combat Marine Litter. This would include a joint research approach towards reducing the growing amounts of plastic litter in the oceans and the launch of joint education programmes. The Ministers committed to continue discussions and develop a proposal for international cooperation amongst the G7 ahead of the next science Ministers meeting in Japan 2016.”
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Fonte: JPI Oceans – 9 de outubro de 2015