This week, Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke is taking part in the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. A legally binding UN agreement to end plastic pollution of the environment and oceans is at the heart of negotiations. To this end, an intergovernmental negotiating committee will be established to flesh out a global agreement by 2024. The preliminary negotiations at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi over the weekend agreed on the draft resolution "End Plastic Pollution – Towards a Legally Binding Agreement" and set out key points regarding the new agreement’s scope of application and level of ambition. The draft resolution is to be adopted on 2 March during the UNEA plenary by the delegates of all countries.
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