Be afraid, be very afraid.
'The UN Global Plastics Treaty' is set to be finalized by 2025!
Touted as an "equitable UN Plastics Treaty that stops plastics & fossil fuels at the source."
Global plastics treaty pushed by the "Break Free From Plastic Movement"
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— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) October 25, 2023
The UN Global Plastics Treaty
We are living in a time requiring unprecedented action to address the intertwined plastic pollution and climate crises and their toxic, unjust impacts on people and the planet. Right now, we have an opportunity to address these deeply interconnected and critical challenges within a United Nations (UN) Plastics Treaty, which is set to be finalized by 2025. With the third of five rounds of negotiations scheduled to take place next month in Nairobi, Kenya, this is a critical time to work toward an effective, equitable UN Plastics Treaty that stops plastics and fossil fuels at the source. Last month, the UN released a Zero Draft, the earliest iteration of the treaty which shows that, despite this being a big step forward, there is still much work to do.
During our October 26 webinar, we will discuss the latest developments in the UN Plastics Treaty negotiations with: Jo Banner, Co-Founder & Co-Director for The Descendants Project; Christopher Chin, Executive Director at the Center for Oceanic Awareness Research and Education; Justine Maillot, European Coordinator at Break Free From Plastic; and Larke Williams, Lead Plastic Pollution Negotiator at the U.S. Department of State. The conversation will be led by moderator Rachel Radvany, Program Associate for Plastics Policy at the Center for International Environmental Law.
Justine is the Coordinator of the Break Free From Plastic Movement in Europe. She has an educational background in international, European and environmental law. After working at the EU Unit of Greenpeace for four years on EU ocean and fisheries policy and a 18 month break to work on small, local projects, she joined Surfrider Foundation Europe. This is where she began to work on EU policies on plastic pollution and contributed to the work of the Rethink Plastic alliance and BFFP movement, notably on the Single Use Plastics Directive. Justine then transitioned to Zero Waste Europe and the coordination team of the Rethink Plastic alliance in 2019. She became Coordinator of the Break Free From Plastic Movement in Europe in January 2023.
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