Cooperation is key to implementing effective and sustainable measures to prevent marine litter.
PROMAR has political partnerships with authorities in the three target countries, who in turn work transnationally with other national and global organizations and institutions. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funds the project with 4.9 million EUR. The project team also works closely with the implementing entity Zukunft – Umwelt - Gesellschaft gGmbH (ZUG).
Knowledge transfer at an international level will ensure that solution strategies developed by the project can be applied in other Caribbean and Latin American countries. The project will, therefore, exert an influence beyond its three focus countries, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Colombia, and act as a flagship project in the region. To achieve this goal, PROMAR works with partners such as the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) – specifically the Cartagena Convention and its signatory states.
The five organizations operating as implementing partners for PROMAR bring in multi-year expertise on the topics of marine litter, Circular Economy and local as well as regional government interaction. Non-profit organizations from Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Costa Rica bring in additional knowledge of the local context and stakeholder set-up.