On Tuesday, March 27th, Plastic Pollution Coalition in partnership with NRDC and Aspen Catto Fellows will co-sponsor a panel at the Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “A Global Call to End Plastic Pollution”. The event is in preparation for the Rio+20 Conference in June.

At the invitation of Plastic Pollution Coalition, the panel will be attended by Eugene-Richard Gasana, Rwandan Ambassador to the UN, and Coalition members Jimena Leiva Roesch, Third Secretary of the Mission of Guatemala to the UN, and Dr. Marcus Eriksen, from 5 Gyres. Also in attendance will be: Dr. Lev Neretin, UNEP; Dr. Suja Lowenthal, mayor of Long Beach, CA; and Tom de Blasis, Design Innovation Director for the Nike Foundation. The panel will be moderated by actress Kyra Sedgwick.

The event will also feature art from New York City artist and Plastic Pollution Coalition public art coordinator Manuel Mansylla.