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Hopes rising of historic treaty to curb plastic pollution

Hopes rising of historic treaty to curb plastic pollution

Update: 2023-11-17
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The world needs a “strong, ambitious and just” treaty to cut down on the mass-produced plastics which are helping fuel the climate crisis, said the head of the UN-backed secretariat steering international negotiations towards a binding agreement to end the scourge, in an interview this week with UN News.

The negotiations process is at its midpoint now. And for the first time, a text of the future treaty is being discussed by the Member States in its ‘zero draft’. The negotiators’ ambition is to have the final text ready by the end of next year and open for signing soon sfter that.  

From Nairobi, Ms. Mathur-Filipp told UN News’s Anton Uspensky that the momentum is there, and explained why tackling plastic pollution is so vital to protect human health and the environment. 

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Hopes rising of historic treaty to curb plastic pollution

Hopes rising of historic treaty to curb plastic pollution

Anton Uspensky