KIMO is committed to the development of sustainable coastal communities by:
Preventing pollution of the seas and coastal waters of North Western Europe and preserving, improving and enhancing them for future generations
Protecting coastal communities from the impacts of marine pollution and climate change.
Representing its member local authorities and associated members at an international and national level.
KIMO (Kommunenes Internasjonale Miljøorganisasjon) was founded by local municipalities with a shared concern for the state of the environment, in response to a series of emerging environmental threats. KIMO is a local authorities international environmental organisation designed to give municipalities a political voice at regional, national and international level.
KIMO was founded in Esbjerg, Denmark, in August 1990 by four municipalities and from this modest start has grown in size to represent over 70 members in Belgium, Denmark, The Faroe Islands, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Over the past 25 years KIMO has become a pioneering environmental force which has contributed to a steady reduction in marine pollution in Europe’s seas. This momentum must be sustained to minimise the impact of marine pollution on tourism, fishing, aquaculture and other industries and on the people who reside on our coastlines and to ensure our oceans remain healthy.