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Webinar: PISCES: Partnership to Prevent Plastic Pollution in Indonesian Societies

PICSES webinar
Brunel University London is delighted to be hosting this launch event on behalf of the Partnership to Reduce Plastic Waste in Indonesian SoCietIEs (PISCES). The newly formed partnership draws together multiple academic disciplines in Universities in Indonesia, UK, India and Thailand, with UK and Indonesian business, industry, governments and the third sector to address the mounting planetary health challenge placed by plastic pollution on natural ecosystems and societies in Indonesia.The PISCES programme is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral programme of research, innovation and action which aims to further our knowledge and understanding of the nature of the complex socio-technical-economic-ecological-political system interactions underpinning plastic leakage into the environment, together with a programme of work to trial and test various adaptive solutions.

The launch will be delivered virtually by internationally renowned marine biologist and Fellow of the UK Royal Society, Professor Richard Thompson, Deputy for Environment and Forestry Management at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Indonesia, Dr Nani Hendiarti, Partner at SYSTEMIQ and Co-Founder of Vital Ocean, Joi Danielson and Director of the PISCES partnership, Professor Susan Jobling. Together they will introduce the challenge posed by plastic pollution (both globally and Indonesia), what is being done to address the challenge in Indonesia and how the PISCES partnership aims to catalyse and add value to national and global efforts.

This event takes place on Tuesday 9 March 2021 at:8.00am - 10.30am Greenwich Mean Time3.00pm - 5.30pm Western Indonesia Time

*** Provisional Programme ***


Professor Duncan Wingham, Chief Executive of NERC, UK Research and InnovationProfessor Geoff Rodgers, Vice Provost (Research), Brunel University London, UK

Introduction to Plastics in Society – a global systems failure

Professor Richard Thompson, OBE FRS, University of Plymouth, UK

Indonesia’s Plastic Challenge – Where are we now ?

Dr Nani Hendiarti, Deputy for Coordination of Environment and Forestry Management at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Indonesia

The Indonesian Plastics Frontline – Hope for the future

Joi Danielson, Co-Founder of Vital Ocean and SYSTEMIQ partner

Short Film ScreeningPISCES – The international partnership to prevent Indonesia’s plastic pollution

Professor Susan Jobling, Director, PISCES Programme

Q & A