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#OceanAction19789
Support development of a Source to Sea Approach to land based pollution including marine litter.
by Sweden (Government)
The Swedish Government is supporting a Source to Sea approach on a global and regional scale for land based pollution and in particular marine litter. More than 80 percent of marine pollution and litter comes from land based sources. There is a need to identify pathways of pollution, from land to sea, using a Source to Sea Approach, and take necessary action.

The Swedish Government increases its financial support to:

The Clean Seas Campaign on marine litter. The campaign aims to secure commitments from Governments, as well as private sector enterprises and members of the general public. (For more information reference is made to #OceanAction 13900).

UN Environment Programme to re-inforce the Source to Sea approach in its work on land based pollution and marine litter, in particular in the preparations within the Global Programme of Actions for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA) for the fourth Intergovernmental Review IGR-4 and strengthen the collaboration with the Source to Sea Platform. The regional cooperation is essential to address the land based pollution, including marine litter but also integrated management and regional Ocean governance. This needs to be addressed through the UN Environment Regional Seas Programme but also other regional integrated cooperation .The support will also finance participation from developing countries at the IGR-4 and meetings regarding regional Ocean governance hosted by UN environment in cooperation with other UN organizations.

The secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management to strengthen its work on knowledge exchange, methodological development, and support to partners in applying a source-to-sea approach to planning and management processes. The Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that works to support coordinated and innovative approaches to governance and management from source to sea. (For more information reference is made to #OceanAction 15031).
Updates to voluntary commitment
14.1
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
NUTRIENTS
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Manure management
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands)
PLASTICS
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
14.2
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
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
10/2017
Inclusion of the Source to Sea approach in IGR-4
12/2017
Increased capacity support from the Secretariat of Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management to its partners
Other, please specify
Support to The Clean Seas Campaign on marine litter, 9 Million SEK (approximately 900 000 USD)
Other, please specify
Support to the Secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management , Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), 2 Million SEK (approximately 200 000 USD)
Other, please specify
Support to UN Environment, 5 Million SEK (approximately 500 000 USD)
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Updates
#OceanAction19789
Basic information
Time-frame: 06/2017 - 12/2017
Partners
UN Environment Programme, The Clean Seas Campaign on marine litter, Secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management , Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jorid Hammersland, Deputy Director, jorid.hammersland@gov.se, +46084054349
Ministry of Environment and Energy, Stockholm, Sweden
Other SDGs
United Nations