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What happened during the fourth session of the Global Plastics Treaty?

Revolution Plastics Institute

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This one-off special episode looks at INC-4 with University of Portsmouth experts who attended the fourth round of the Global Plastics Treaty

What happened during the fourth session of the Global Plastics Treaty?

This week Life Solved has a special one-off episode looking at INC-4. We unpack the fourth session of Global Plastics Treaty talks that recently took place in Canada - where global policymakers, charities, experts, and businesses sat down to work out how to end plastic pollution.

In her opening address, United Nations Environment Programme Chief, Inger Andersen, said to stop plastic pollution, we need to start at the start and end at the end. Sounds simple, but many fear these meetings create more barriers than solutions.

To give us a unique glimpse into what happens at these negotiations, we have three experts from the University of Portsmouth's Revolution Plastics Institute who were at INC-4 themselves.

We’d love you to be part of the discussion, too. Email your questions on this episode or ideas for future episodes to lifesolved@port.ac.uk.

If you’ve been inspired by this episode, and want to support our research then head to port.ac.uk/lifesolved to find out how.

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Useful links

Professor Steve Fletcher: https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/steve-fletcher

The world has a chance to end plastic pollution – the petrochemical giants mustn’t spoil it: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/29/world-plastic-pollution-petrochemical-giants-un-treaty-2015-paris-lobbyists

Dr Cressida Bowyer: https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/en/persons/cressida-bowyer

Dr Erika Hughes: https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/en/persons/erika-hughes

Revolution Plastics: https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/events/the-revolution-continues

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