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'Reality kicks in': What just happened at talks to create a 'Paris deal for plastics'?

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Plastics pollution is a very visible, global environmental and health challenge, and last year the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) launched a process to draft a global treaty aimed at solving the problem.

Earlier this week, delegations from all over the world met in Nairobi to work on the first full draft of a treaty that could set binding rules that would affect the production, use and disposal of plastics.

To get a readout of what happened there, and what might happen next, we hear from Kwame Asamoa Mensa-Yawson, head of the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership, a multistakeholder group looking at solutions to the plastics issue, under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.

Guests and links:

Kwame Asamoa Mensa-Yawson, head of the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership

Bethanie Carney-Almroth, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Scientists’ Coalition for an Effective Plastics Treaty

Kristian Syberg, Roskilde University and Scientists’ Coalition for an Effective Plastics Treaty

Eline Leising, Regional Program Manager, Enviu

Jodie Roussell, Global Public Affairs Lead - Packaging & Sustainability Nestlé

João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, Global Affairs Special Envoy, The Ocean Cleanup

Le Ngọc Tuan, Director General of International Cooperation Department, Viet Nam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and chief negotiator of the intersectoral working group of the Viet Nam government at INC-3

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Hosted by:
Robin Pomeroy

Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum

Kwame Mensa-Yawson

Manager, Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), Impact Hub Accra

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