The event took place on 21st and 22nd of November in Frankfurt and followed the first UN conference on oceans in New York in June and the climate conference in Bonn in November. This Development Finance Forum was entitled "Oceans 21 – Solutions for a Sustainable Marine Future". The focal points of the conference next to marine protection were marine economy and marine litter.
Dr Velis talked about marine litter and the practical approach to mitigating marine waste streams quoting the first Marine Litter report released by the Task Force last year. You can watch the highlights of the event, including a short statement from Dr Velis, here.