European Council | Recommendation authorising the opening of negotiations on behalf of the European Union for an international agreement on plastic pollution
The Resolution 5/14 “End Plastic Pollution: towards an international legally binding instrument”
, adopted by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in March 2022, sets out a mandate for negotiations by an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. The INC is expected to conclude its work by the end of 2024, with a first meeting to take place in 2022. UNEA may extend this mandate in time, if needed.
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