Global and Regional Initiatives to Tackle Marine Pollution: Existing Frameworks and Way Forward
Author : Nur Ahmed
18 Apr 2023

Marine pollution is a global environmental issue that affects the entire world. It is caused by the release of various forms of waste and contaminants into the ocean, such as oil spills, plastic litter, chemicals, and sewage. This pollution poses a threat to the marine ecosystem and wildlife, as well as to the health of humans who depend on the ocean for food and livelihood. Various international frameworks have been established to tackle marine pollution. One of the most important international frameworks for combating marine pollution is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).