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GRID-Arendal works on environmental and sustainability projects around the world. Use the filters to sort activities by type, partner, and more. 

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International policy development to combat marine litter

Marine litter and plastic pollution are global issues that affect the whole world.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Environmental Crime Waste Traffic

With raising global consumption patterns the amounts of waste increases, and scrupulous waste management is threatened with the illegal...

In progress Global

Marine Litter in the Arctic

Marine litter is found even in the most remote parts of the Arctic.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Rapid Response Assessments

This special series of reports fills the need for targeted and timely information about environmental challenges.

In progress Global

GEF Marine Plastics Project

Developing a strategic roadmap to help guide the transition to circular plastic economies at local, national and global scales.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution

Marine litter is everywhere and unfortunately, the Arctic Ocean is no exception.

In progress Polar

Support for launch of the Nordic Report

GRID-Arendal is supporting release of the Nordic Council report "Possible Elements of a New Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution".

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP)

The Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP) is a project funded by Innovation Norway in which GRID-Arendal and SALT are developing a service...

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Marine Litter

Marine litter and plastic pollution in the ocean is affecting ecosystems, economies and societies around the world.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Grønn Dag

Grønn Dag er et arrangement som setter fokus på miljø og bærekraftig husholdninger

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Vital Graphics

In order to inform environmental and development policy-making processes, UNEP keeps under review the state of the world environment.

In progress Global


Norwegian Infrastructure for Drone-based research, mapping and monitoring in the coastal zone​

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Waste Management in Mountain Regions

The project highlights both the challenges and the solutions for sound waste management in mountain regions.

In progress Mountains

Support to the Tehran Convention

Supporting the Interim Secretariat with the implementation of the Convention Program of Work and the organization of COP6.

In progress Marine

Household Waste Management

Environmentally sound management of household waste is one of the challenges faced by national governments and municipalities.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Barents Sea Leadership on Marine Litter

The project aims to raise awareness, promote leadership and strengthen cooperation to reduce marine pollution in the region.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Marine litter predictive mapping

This pilot project develops a shoreline map to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter


Every couple of years UN Environment takes the global environmental temperature.

Completed Global

Mercury - Losing Generations

Ideas in development Marine