Marine Pollution in the Arctic: Global Linkages and Global Solutions
GRID-Arendal hosted an event bringing together policymakers, ambassadors, experts and civil society on marine pollution in the Arctic.
The Arctic is one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth, and yet, it appears to be a sink for global pollution. While there are some local sources of the pollution, most of it comes from regions far away. Ocean currents, rivers and winds carry litter and environmental contaminants long distances northward, where it ends up impacting one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the world. Measures are being taken to address the problem, but we need to know more – and we need to do more – to counter the damages.
This booklet was presented at the GRID-Arendal event "Marine Pollution in the Arctic: Global Linkages and Global Solutions" that took place in Copenhagen on 25 November 2021.