A New International Treaty to End Plastic Pollution: From Ambition to Concrete Commitments, Meaningful Action and Effective Governance

Fredric Bauer, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog postPopular science

Abstract

Early March 2022 saw the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. The UNEA is the highest-level international decision-making body on the environment, gathering delegates from 175 UN member countries to set shared goals and coordinate policy on global environmental issues. In a remarkable achievement, governments agreed at UNEA on a resolution to launch negotiations on a legally binding international instrument on plastic pollution.

This blog post unpacks the what the resolution really means and key barriers that remain on the path to a legally binding global agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBlog post
PublisherThe Global
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar 4

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Environmental Management
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • plastic pollution
  • UNEA
  • environment

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