• Focus Area Models, Data and Tools Models, Data and Tools
  • Type Data Insight
  • Date 17 February 2024


In March 2022, in Resolution 5/14, the United Nations Environment Assembly requested that the UN Environment Programme set up an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, which included the marine environment. At the ongoing INC meetings, the circular plastic economy model was identified as an essential measure for eradicating plastic pollution. Consequently, UNEP established a secretariat for the INC and developed a negotiation schedule to comprise five sessions of INC meetings where member states, International Governmental Organizations, non-governmental organizations, observers, businesses and associations and other stakeholder organizations agree on a global treaty on plastic pollution, which includes pollution of the marine environment.


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