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Enhanced clean-up efforts in Norwegian coastal areas
by Norwegian Government in partnership with civil society organisations and local authorities (Partnership)
Volunteer beach cleans have been going on for years and are making a huge positive impact on the local level along the Norwegian coast. The Government is now increasing its support to these initiatives, in partnership with civil society and with financial support for voluntary action. The enhanced commitment is aimed both at marine litter prevention and clean-up efforts. The National Grant Schemes for measures against marine litter have been strengthened substantially. In addition to existing relevant government bodies, a new center is about to be established in the North of Norway and an important task will be to further explore effective clean-up measures to combat marine littering.
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
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
Multiannual effort
Reduced marine littering including plastic and microplastics along the coast
Other, please specify
Governt funding: 35 million Norwegian kroner (multiannual)
Basic information
Time-frame: Multiannual effort - Multiannual effort
Civil society organisations and local authorities
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mona Aarhus, Senior Advisor, mona.aarhus@kld.dep.no,
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, Oslo, Norway
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