1. Scientific research
  2. Research in international law, intergovernmental organisations and policy

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  5. Malaysia
  6. Myanmar
  7. Philippines
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Viet Nam
  11. People’s Republic of China
  12. Republic of Korea
  13. Japan
  14. Regional summary

  1. The United Nations convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
  2. The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
  3. Ad Hoc OpenEnded Expert Group (AHEG) on Marine Litter and Microplastics
  4. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  5. Plastic pollution from shipping activities at the IMO
  6. Dumping of waste at sea (LC/LP)
  7. Toxic contaminants: Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions
  8. FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI)
  9. GESAMP
  10. INTERPOL: Illegal trade of plastic
  11. Other UN organisations and global intergovernmental bodies involved in marine plastics research

  1. Chart of global and regional intergovernmental bodies
  2. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  3. Coordinating Body for the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)
  4. Partnerships in Environmental Management for Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
  5. AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  6. Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTICFF)
  7. Regional foreign bodies (APFIC & SEAFDEC)
  8. IOCWESTPAC
  9. Comparative analysis

  1. World Bank
  2. Support to ASEAN states provided by the Commonwealth
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  4. Norwegian public funding agencies: NIVA & NORAD
  5. Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)

  1. Global hybrid partnership with international organisations
  2. Organised and sustained international cleanup – civil society
  3. Visible scientific research institutions and efforts
  4. Publicprivate and privatedominated partnerships
  5. Comparative analysis