The Coastal and Marine Waste Management Forum is an initiative led by the Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka and facilitated by SLYCAN Trust. It provides a participatory platform for all actors and stakeholders focusing on marine pollution and waste management related activities to engage in taking progressive actions to address impacts of marine pollution. The Forum aims to facilitate the sharing of data and information among different entities, enhance coordination and build on existing synergies in policy processes, and strengthen the evidence-based development of plans, policies, and regulations related to coastal and marine pollution and waste management and enhance actions for a controlling marine pollution through holistic waste management processes.
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The Marine Environment Protection Authority of Sri Lanka is the apex body established by the Government of Sri Lanka, under the Marine Pollution Prevention Act No. 35 of 2008, with the sole responsibility to prevent, control, and manage the pollution of Sri Lanka's Marine Environment.
SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank that focuses on the thematic areas of climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation and restoration, social justice, and animal welfare. SLYCAN Trust’s activities include legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity building and training, and implementation of ground level action. SLYCAN Trust aims to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.