World leaders are preparing to convene in Paris at the end of this month for the second negotiation committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. But even as hopes of an effective outcome are high, the challenge of reaching an impactful consensus across 193 member states looms large.
An effective agreement will address what is universally true – materials that need to stop being produced everywhere – and what is culturally unique, such as solutions designed by and for local contexts.
A truly effective agreement will also look beyond plastics. In fact, plastic pollution is a symptom of a bigger problem, the way the world manages all of its waste – not just plastics. At Delterra, we firmly believe that in order to solve the global waste crisis, we need to look at the full value chain.
While we see hopeful signs of a high level of global ambition, this second negotiation is critical to a successful outcome with positive impacts on generations to come. We look forward to participating at the INC-2 events and side events and we invite you to join us – please fill out this survey or let us know if you or your colleagues will be in Paris. We’d love to connect!