According to CCTV news, on November 13th local time, the third session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee was held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This 7-day meeting aims to develop an internationally legally binding agreement to address the issue of plastic pollution.
In March 2022, the resumed fifth United Nations Environment Conference passed a resolution in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, aimed at promoting the global governance of plastic pollution. The resolution states that an intergovernmental negotiating committee will be established to reach an internationally legally binding agreement by 2024, covering the entire lifecycle of plastic products, including their production, design, recycling, and disposal.
Prior to this Nairobi meeting, the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee had already held two meetings in November 2022 in Cape Este, Uruguay, and in May 2023 in Paris, France. This Nairobi meeting will be further discussed based on the drafts prepared in the previous two meetings. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the current global plastic pollution is as high as 400 million tons per year. If this continues, this number will double by 2040.
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