KIMO Danmark (Kommunernes Internationale Miljøorganisation), Denmark

Description of Organisation:

KIMO - Kommunenes Internasjonale Miljøorganisasjon (Local Authorities International Environmental Organisation) was founded in Esbjerg, Denmark, in August 1990 to protect, preserve and enhance northern Europe’s oceans. The organisation represents coastal communities on marine pollution issues. KIMO represents over 120 member municipalities in 14 countries around the North Sea. In 2007, KIMO expanded to include members in countries on the coasts of the Baltic Sea. The National Network, KIMO Denmark, has 13 member municipalities as of January 2013.

KIMO proactively lobbies government ministers to acknowledge and take action on the issues threatening our marine environment. KIMO promotes its experience and highly-regarded research to persuade ministers to tailor marine legislation to care for our oceans and protect coastal communities.

As a local government organisation, KIMO seeks practical solutions to environmental problems. KIMO has been successful in applying for funding to run demonstrative projects in order to highlight solutions to government and policymakers.

Main tasks in the project:

· Main focus as the contact point in Denmark for WP5 and as disseminator of the video project in Denmark.
· Contribution to WP 1 and 2 with regards to KIMO Internationals perspective on marine litter.
· Translation of the Educational Pack – WP6 into Danish and dissemination of information on Marine Litter through this material in Denmark.

Relevant experience:

KIMO is dedicated to finding methods to reduce the volume of litter discharged into our seas by:

-Working with the EU, OSPAR and National Governments to raise marine litter up the political agenda
-Implementing Fishing for Litter one of the few practical measures that actually removes litter from the marine environment
-Undertaking research on the economic and social impact of marine litter highlighting the impact on coastal communities
-Undertaking assessment of marine litter such as that of North East Atlantic for the United Nations Environment Programme
-Undertaking research into micro-plastics that may transport hazardous chemicals into the food chain


Ryan D'arcy Metcalfe

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