UNEA 5.2 Press Statement: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022

Today, the second part of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly came to a close with a big success addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time: the mandate to advance an international legally binding treaty that addresses the full life cycle of plastics in all environments was passed. What we will see now is the beginning of formal intergovernmental negotiations to create a legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution. It’s the beginning of a legal process and a scientific process to create this instrument, which will take the form of a legally binding treaty. The negotiations will be challenging, but what we have seen today is REAL progress. As a faith actor we will continue to advocate for a plastics treaty that addresses the full life cycle of plastics, covers all impacts in all environments, and upholds human rights.

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center


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