Conserve the marine ecosystems and save ocean life.
The Yacht Clique is partnering with Plan A on our efforts to find and support the right ocean conservation, cleanup and awareness organizations in a transparent way.
Plan A is the first data-driven action platform in the fight against climate change. The company is developing an algorithm to predict where and how climate change will hit the hardest and works with businesses to help them calculate, monitor and offset their carbon footprint.
The cause we currently support
Cleaning the Coasts of Japan
Japan Environmental Action Network collects and disseminate information, conducts research, raise awareness about issues of marine litter, applies the outcomes in our country as well as in neighbouring countries to alleviate the problem, and thereby aims to contribute to the conservation of marine environment that is a common asset of humanity.
What's the problem?
According to an investigation conducted by the Ministry of the Environment, the seas around Japan contain 27 times more microplastic than the world’s average level. This is due to the fact that the marine litter generated in East and Southeast Asia flows into the seas around Japan but also that Japan produces the second most plastic waste per capita in the world.
How do they address it?
Reducing the accumulation of debris on the coastlines and marine areas of Japan can decrease the amount of marine debris flowing from Japan to other areas. Additionally, by promoting more environmentally friendly consumer behaviour, it is possible to reduce the amount of waste generation.
Who will benefit?
This project will benefit the health of Japanese coastline communities, the ocean ecosystem, and the other areas Japanese waste floats to. More broadly, the aim of the project is to increase the number of people who see the marine litter as their own problem and act regardless of external interests.