CBCGDF's Reflection on INC-2 to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution | #PlasticTreaty
2023/6/13 14:35:00 本站

On June 7, 2023, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) held a working review meeting for the delegation that participated in the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-2) . During this meeting, the CBCGDF representatives summarized their observations and achievements, reflected on areas for improvement, and laid out the next steps for their work. The issue of plastic pollution poses a global environmental challenge, and the United Nations has initiated negotiations for the world's first global treaty on plastic pollution.

From late May to June 2, 2023, the CBCGDF's Plastic Reduction and Plastic Picking Working Group dispatched a delegation to Paris to participate in the INC-2 meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and draft a legally binding international instrument that addresses the problem of plastic pollution, including its impact on marine environments. The CBCGDF delegation actively engaged in the global environmental governance process, aiming to contribute to finding effective solutions.

Plastic pollution has become an urgent concern worldwide, as its detrimental effects on ecosystems, wildlife, and human health are increasingly evident. The negotiations for a global treaty on plastic pollution signify the international community's recognition of the severity of this issue and the need for collective action.

During the INC-2 meeting, the CBCGDF delegation actively participated various of sessions and advocating for comprehensive measures to address plastic pollution. Delegates shared successful case studies and best practices from China's plastic reduction efforts.

The INC-2 meeting provided a valuable platform for dialogue and collaboration among governments, international organizations, and civil society. Through constructive discussions, delegates analyzed the challenges associated with plastic pollution and explored potential solutions. They deliberated on issues such as plastic waste management, reduction of single-use plastics, recycling systems, and public awareness campaigns. The CBCGDF delegation actively engaged in these discussions during side events, providing insights and recommendations based on their extensive research and practical experience.

Looking ahead, the CBCGDF is committed to furthering their engagement in global discussions on plastic pollution as part of civil society and stakeholders. The Beijing-based organisation will continue to make efforts in Reduce & Pick-up Plastic initiative, share experiences and best practices, and actively contribute to the international plastic-pollution governance.

As plastic pollution remains a pressing issue, the CBCGDF's participation in the INC-2 meeting signifies its dedication to environmental conservation and sustainable development. On the working meeting on June 7th, participants also laid out the plans for the upcoming months, including providing input for the "zero draft" and participating in the INC-3 meeting in Nairobi at the end of this year.

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