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 support granted to UNEP is to assess the effectiveness of relevant international, regional and subregional governance strategies and approaches to combat marine plastic litter and microplastics, taking into consideration the relevant international, regional and subregional regulatory frameworks and identifying possible gaps and options for addressing them, including through regional cooperation and coordination, and to present the assessment to the UN Environment Assembly 3 in December 2017.
Promote the #CleanSeas Campaign nationally, regionally and globally by 2019
Promote the Global Partnership on Marine Litter
Support UN Environment's efforts to assist Member States, especially developing countries, with emphasis on small island developing States and least developed countries, upon their request, in the development and implementation of national or regional measures and action plans