UN plastic deal: ‘the most significant environmental multilateral deal since the [2015] Paris accord’: FT + CarrZee

Financial Times snip:

A global agreement to tackle plastics pollution is in sight after almost 200 countries agreed to negotiate a legally binding UN treaty to cover the entire chain, in defiance of a push by vested interests to limit its scope.

Described as a “truly historic” step, the UN Environment Assembly resolved to draft a treaty that will tackle not only plastic pollution in the oceans but the full lifecycle of plastics from production to disposal.

The resolution was “the most significant environmental multilateral deal since the [2015] Paris accord”, said Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme.

CarrZee: During Russia’s Ukraine war, multilateralism may be getting a big boost.

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