As part of its technical assistance, the Secretariat is currently implementing three projects financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

The project ‘Marine litter and microplastics: promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic waste and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic waste’ (BRS-Norad-1), seeks to prevent and significantly reduce marine litter and microplastics by strengthening capacity in Ghana, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (currently on hold).

Building upon the BRS-Norad-1 project, the project ‘Further actions to address plastic waste under the Basel Convention’ (BRS-Norad-2) aims to assist partner countries to improve their management of plastic waste and ultimately contribute to Sustainable Development Goal target 14.1.

The project ‘Plastic Waste in Remote and Mountainous Areas’ aims to learn from regions successfully tackling the plastic waste problem and support other regions suffering from the problem to find suitable solutions for them.