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Programme to combat marine litter and microplastics
by Norwegian Government (Government)
Ensuring clean and healthy oceans is a key priority for the Norwegian Government. Reports and studies point at staggering amounts of litter, including plastic and microplastics, in the worlds' oceans. Aside from potentially devastating effects on marine life, human health may also be compromised. The objective of the programme, which will be multiannual, is to reduce the amount of marine litter and microplastics in oceans and seas. Its main focus will be on developing countries.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
multiannual effort
Reduced amount of marine litter and microplastics in the ocean
Other, please specify
Government funding: 100 million Norwegian kroner
Basic information
Time-frame: 2018 - multiannual
International organisations and individual countries
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Gunnhild Eriksen, Senior Advisor, gunnhild.eriksen@mfa.no,
Norwegian MFA, Oslo, Norway
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