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Hybrid event: ‘A new global treaty on plastic pollution – updates from the front line’ with Andy Raine

Online & Oxford Martin School 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford

In this free hybrid event, Andy Raine, Senior Legal Officer & Head of the International Environmental Law Unit in the Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will be talking you through the history that lead to the Resolution 5/14 to develop a legally-binding international agreement to end plastic pollution, and the latest developments from […]


Plastics and chemicals under the Stockholm convention: Impact on the ground and potential synergies and gaps in relation to a future plastics treaty | BRS COPs 2023 Side Event


This side event to the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is organized by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) with the support of the Geneva Environment Network. About this Event Toxic chemicals impact communities throughout the plastics lifecycle, including during recycling and waste management. Plastics […]


Hybrid event: Sustainable trade and development cooperation in support of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendments implementation


The Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendments have redefined the global framework for trade in plastic wastes. UNCTAD 15 Bridgetown Covenant at UNCTAD 15 has made a call to “addressing the discharge of plastic litter and other waste in oceans and significantly reducing marine pollution of all kinds and ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns” in […]


Advancing a Human Rights-based Approach to Pollution for People and the Planet | BRS COPs 2023 Side Event


This side event to the 2023 Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention Conference of the Parties, will explore recent developments of the interconnectedness between human rights, a just transition and the environment, and identify key entry points to strengthen a human rights-based approach to the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, as well as […]


World Circular Economy Forum 2023 (WCEF2023)


The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), one of the leading annual circular economy events in the world, will be held in Helsinki from 30 May to 2 June 2023. The forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation, with international partners. WCEF 2023, originating from Finland, will gather thousands of leading circular economy players in the world. It will […]

5th Annual Advanced Plastics Recycling Hybrid Conference

Berlin Berlin

This event provides an opportunity for top manufacturers, researchers, academics, decision-makers, and other business professionals to come together and share their expertise on the latest trends in plastics recycling. At this conference, attendees will have the chance to learn, exchange ideas, and expand their networks through live presentations and dynamic Q&A sessions. Representatives from key […]

Landing an Ambitious Global Plastics Treaty | World Economic Forum Annual Meeting


In 2022, 175 countries resolved to develop a global plastics treaty and to fast-track negotiations to deliver the agreement by end 2024. This is a historic opportunity to unlock the systemic change needed to tackle the plastic crisis and end plastic pollution once and for all. As we enter the final lap of the negotiations, […]


International Conference on Microplastic and Urban Plastic Pollution Studies (ICMUPPS-24)

Melbourne Melbourne

The (ICMUPPS-24) aims to be this all-so-necessary rocket fuel of progress for the field of Microplastics and Urban Plastic Pollution Studies by providing everyone from students and educators to researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals, the inspiration, intellectual stimulation, and radical ingenuity that they need to be able to go out there and achieve big things. From invigorating keynote speeches […]