Possible Elements of a New Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution

Year of Publication

2020

This report suggests elements and approaches for a new global agreement, covering the whole life-cycle of plastics.

Source:

Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Solutions, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

This report suggests elements and approaches for a new global agreement, covering the whole life-cycle of plastics. The report argues that a new global agreement must go beyond simply closing the gaps in the current global and regional law and policy frameworks. Prevention of plastic pollution should be the primary objective. This report contributes to global discussions by: (1) defining potential objectives and strategic goals of a potential new global agreement; (2) providing a first outline of a structure for a potential new global agreement; and (3) identifying and detailing national implementation measures to achieve the global goal of zero discharge of plastics into the marine environment.