Fourth co-host: The Netherlands
Content of Workshop: Experts from the United States, Taiwan, Japan, and the Netherlands shared their best practices and experiences for the participants to take lessons learned back to their own countries to confront the growing global problem of marine debris. AIT Director Christensen said: “The United States is working with Taiwan and other partners to find solutions to complex waste management issues, including marine debris. This is one of the many areas in which Taiwan can share its considerable expertise with the world.”
Key Attendees: AIT Director Brent Christensen, Taiwan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Tseng, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Chief Representative Hiroyasu Izumi, The Netherlands Office Taipei Representative Guido Tielman in delivering opening remarks.
Number of Participating Countries: 16