Tack­ling plas­tic pol­lu­tion internationally

Uni­ver­si­ty of Portsmouth

The Glob­al Plas­tics Pol­i­cy Cen­tre at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Portsmouth has been asked to work with the Unit­ed Nations Envi­ron­ment Pro­gramme (UNEP) to sup­port the devel­op­ment of a robust inter­na­tion­al agree­ment that will sub­stan­tive­ly con­front glob­al plas­tic pol­lu­tion and its impacts. The Uni­ver­si­ty will pro­vide inde­pen­dent, evi­dence-based analy­sis and guid­ance on plas­tics pol­i­cy, includ­ing effec­tive­ness of and gaps in exist­ing pol­i­cy; and rec­om­mend­ed pri­or­i­ty pol­i­cy for tack­ling plas­tic pol­lu­tion at nation­al and glob­al scales. Nation­al rec­om­men­da­tions will need to be tai­lored to local con­di­tions while remain­ing focused on glob­al change. The process will be trig­gered at the UN Envi­ron­ment Assem­bly meet­ing from 28 Feb­ru­ary to 2 March 2022, after which the Glob­al Plas­tics Pol­i­cy Cen­tre must be ready to par­tic­i­pate ful­ly in the treaty process. The need to ramp up team capac­i­ty is there­fore urgent.

For more information visit: https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-groups-and-centres/global-plastics-policy-centre