Dr Costas Velis Joins the Discussion Panel "Norwegian Solutions in a Sea of Plastic" at the Arendalsuka 2018

Dr Costas Velis joined the discussion panel on stage of the annual event organised by Arendalsuka, an independent initiative launched to contribute to political debate in the public space. This year the topic of the panel was "Norwegian Solutions in a Sea of Plastic" focusing on how the Norwegian government and businesses can support solutions for better waste management in developing countries.

The event gathered prominent figures from the sector of waste management, NGOs and organisations working towards mitigating plastic pollution for a productive knowledge exchange.The list of other panelists includes: 

Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
Nikolai Astrup, Minister of International Development
Atle Hamar, State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment
Harald Solberg, CEO of Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Kristal Ambrose, Founder and Director- Bahamas Plastic Movement
Nina Jensen, CEO, REV Ocean
Peter Sundt, Retailer´s Environmental Fund
Erik Osmundsen, Norsk Gjenvinning
Zwelibanzi Mnguni, Founder and Director, Destination Green Recycling, South Africa

The discussion was moderated by Kristin Halvorsen, direktør CICERO Senter for klimaforskning

Watch the recording of the discussion on YouTube now.