The second negotiation chapter, which was held in Paris with the participation of 175 country delegations and NGOs, at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the aim of reaching the international agreement aiming to eliminate plastic pollution in 2024, ended yesterday.
In a written statement from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ecological Transformation, the results of this week’s negotiations were mentioned.
In the statement, it was stated that 3 more negotiation chapters would be organized in order to reach a legally binding agreement and it was decided that these would be hosted by Kenya, Canada and South Korea.
The production process will be controlled
In the statement, it was noted that it was agreed to progress on the objectives in the negotiation at UNESCO, and it was noted that the President of the International Negotiating Committee (INC) Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velasquez was tasked with preparing the draft of the agreement until the negotiation chapter to be held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The negotiation chapter in Nairobi will be held in November 2023.
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted the resolution that foresees the opening of an internationally binding agreement aimed at eliminating plastic pollution in the world in 2022 in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, to be opened for signature by the end of 2024 and the establishment of INC.
The agreement aims to control the entire process of plastic products from production to recycling and to prevent environmental pollution.