GloLitter Partnerships Project – UPSC Prelims

GloLitter Partnerships Project:
  • GloLitter Partnerships Project was launched by the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO).
  • The Government of Norway provided initial funding for the project.
  • Aim: The project aims to help the maritime transport and fishing sectors to adapt to a low-plastic future. To achieve this goal, this initiative will assist developing countries to apply best practices for prevention, reduction, and control of marine plastic litter from those sectors.
  • Participating Countries: 30 Countries will be participating in the project. India is one of the participating countries.
  • Significance:
    • The project will promote compliance with the Voluntary Guidelines of the MARPOL Convention. It contains regulations against discharging plastics into the sea.
    • Further, protecting the marine environment is also the objective of Sustainable Development Goal(SDG) 14.
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