20 Mar 2024
14:00–15:30

Venue: Online | Webex

Organization: GRID-Arendal, Geneva Environment Network

This event, launching a new report "Climate Impacts of Plastics: Global Actions to Stem Climate Change and End Plastic Pollution" by GRID-Arendal, is organized within the framework of the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues. This session aims to shed light on the interlinkages between plastics and the triple planetary crisis and will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss how a plastics treaty can deliver co-benefits to end plastic pollution and stem climate change.

About this Session

This event, launching a new report “Climate Impacts of Plastics: Global Actions to Stem Climate Change and End Plastic Pollution” by GRID-Arendal, is organized within the framework of the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues. This session aims to shed light on the interlinkages between plastics and the triple planetary crisis and will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss how a plastics treaty can deliver co-benefits to end plastic pollution and stem climate change.

Further information coming soon.

Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues

The world is facing a plastic crisis, the status quo is not an option. Plastic pollution is a serious issue of global concern which requires an urgent and international response involving all relevant actors at different levels. Many initiatives, projects and governance responses and options have been developed to tackle this major environmental problem, but we are still unable to cope with the amount of plastic we generate. In addition, there is a lack of coordination which can better lead to a more effective and efficient response.

Various actors in Geneva are engaged in rethinking the way we manufacture, use, trade and manage plastics. The Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues aim at outreaching and creating synergies among these actors, highlighting efforts made by intergovernmental organizations, governments, businesses, the scientific community, civil society and individuals in the hope of informing and creating synergies and coordinated actions. The dialogues highlight what the different stakeholders in Geneva and beyond have achieved at all levels, present the latest research and governance options.

Following the landmark resolution adopted at UNEA-5 to end plastic pollution and building on the outcomes of the first two series, the third series of dialogues will encourage increased engagement of the Geneva community with future negotiations on the matter.

Speakers

By order of intervention. Additional speakers to be confirmed

Natalia SKRIPNIKOVA

Expert, Transboundary Governance and Environmental Crime, GRID-Arendal

Carina THOMASSEN

Associate Expert, Waste and Marine Litter, GRID-Arendal <br />

Karen RAUBENHEIMER

Lecturer at Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong

Carolyn DEERE BIRKBECK

Executive Director, Forum on Trade, Environment & SDGs (TESS) | Moderator

Registration

This event will take place online. To register, please use Webex.

Video

Live on Webex.

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