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WEF 2022: Which priorities should global plastic pollution treaty focus on?

Here is what five leaders believe are the priorities and perspectives a global treaty on plastic pollution offers

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The United Nations Environment Assembly made history in March 2022, by adopting a resolution setting up the path to a legally binding global treaty to end plastic pollution. Heads of State, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations agreed on a resolution. Based on three initial draft resolutions from various nations, the resolution addresses the full lifecycle of plastic, its production, design and disposal. Crucial to delivering this, member states established an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) to draft a legally binding agreement by 2024.

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 8:53 AM IST

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