- March 3, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Context- Representatives from 175 countries meeting at the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) in Nairobi (Kenya) March 2, 2022, agreed to end plastic pollution and formulate an internationally binding treaty by 2024.
About The resolution to end Plastic Pollution by 2024:
- The resolution establishes an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC), which will begin its work in 2022, with the ambition of completing a draft global legally binding agreement by the end of 2024.
- Under the legally binding agreement, countries will be expected to develop, implement and update national action plans reflecting country-driven approaches to contribute to the objectives of the instrument.
- They will be expected to promote national action plans to work towards the prevention, reduction and elimination of plastic pollution and to support regional and international cooperation.
- UNEA was created in June 2012, during the United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20).
- Hosted by the UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) brings together representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
- It meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law.
- The overall theme for UNEA-5 is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.