The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) on Plastic Pollution took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from November 13-19, 2023. This session marks the third of five planned gatherings aimed at developing a global agreement to address the issue of plastic pollution. Despite the enthusiastic atmosphere fostered by substantive discussions and increased participation from various sectors, the lack of consensus among participants proved to be a significant challenge. Beyond the absence of consensus, there exists a dearth of justifiable evidence and transparency regarding the quantity and distribution of materials, as well as economic forecasting illustrating potential outcomes in the event of a substantial reduction in the production of plastics and petrochemicals. The stark reality is that such a reduction could pose a significant risk to global markets by failing to meet demand, potentially leading to scarcities in vital areas such as medical supplies, food provisions, and transportation products and resulting in job losses within the industrial sectors.
Research Fellow Julio is an economist and civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in the energy field. His experience includes… Julio is an economist and civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in the energy field. His experience includes energy policy and data analysis for international organizations, governmental advisory services, and the construction of energy projects. Julio also has a passion for sustainable energy and project management, both supported by his postgraduate studies. Before joining KAPSARC, Julio worked as a senior energy consultant within different organizations. For over seven years, during his position as energy policy analyst at OPEC, he was one of the major contributors to the OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO). His experience in both the governmental and private sectors, in the field and office, allows him to understand the dynamics of the energy sector.
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