This short event will emphasize the role to be played by LRGs in the negotiation of this new treaty, and the necessity to refer to LRGs in the text itself. Further, the GCH will introduce the idea of a soft coalition on LRGs which should mobilize and engage LRGs during the negotiation process and beyond.

About this Event

With ongoing negotiations to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, the Global Cities Hub is gearing up for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) in Ottawa, from 22 to 29 April. The latest draft of the plastic pollution treaty introduces, for the first time, the notions of action and importance of all levels of governments. We are glad to see that our tireless efforts and those of our partners to acknowledge the importance of local and regional governments (LRGs) in the negotiation process have finally borne fruits. 

This short event will emphasize the role to be played by LRGs in the negotiation of this new treaty, and the necessity to refer to LRGs in the text itself. Further, the GCH will introduce the idea of a soft coalition on LRGs which should mobilize and engage LRGs during the negotiation process and beyond.

Speakers

Walter SCHULDT

Minister, Permanent Mission of Ecuador

Diana RIZZOLIO

Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network

Magash NAIDOO

Head of Circular Development, ICLEI

Kamelia KEMILEVA

Co-Director, Global Cities Hub | Moderator

Highlights

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Live on Zoom

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