Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Ottawa climate talks: can global plastic problem be solved?

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Representatives from around the world will meet in Ottawa this week to continue drafting the first global treaty aimed at halting soaring plastic pollution.

Thousands of negotiators in the Canadian capital will “streamline the existing treaty draft and decide its scope”, said The Associated Press. This is the fourth of five meetings of the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for Plastics (INC4) after 175 nations agreed in 2022 to make the first legally binding treaty on plastics pollution by the end of 2024. The “extremely short timeline for negotiations” is meant to match “the urgency of the problem”. 

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