National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action: Introduction to the Methodology

Year of Publication

2020

The National Guidance for Pollution Hotspotting provides the structure for identifying plastic pollution (micro and macro plastic) hotspots and prioritizing interventions.

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme

Author(s):

Julien Bouche

Melissa Zgola

Geography:

Global

Type:

Measurement (System/Market/Tool), Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans, Capital Flows

The National Guidance for Pollution Hotspotting provides the structure for identifying plastic pollution (micro and macro plastic) hotspots and prioritizing interventions. The guide is organized into modules with corresponding tools that guide workflow through a set of overarching questions: 1. Where to act? (Hotspots), 2. What to do? (Interventions), and 3. How to do it? (Instruments). The aim of the guide is to enable stakeholders to systematically address the challenge of plastic pollution. Regions and cities can use this framework to take action in their local context. This guide also helps stakeholders understand which interventions will have the most significant impact on material flows.

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