GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY (INC-2) (29 May to 2 June 2023)

Meeting Ends: A Quick Summary

The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (#INC2) for a global agreement to end plastic pollution concluded at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris with civil society organizations appealing to governments not to allow the use of dilatory tactics and procedural questions to set back progress and lower the ambition of the potential treaty.

#BreakFreeFromPlastic members see how this process is getting hijacked by a seemingly innocuous debate around rules of procedure, and fear that this may be part of an early attempt by certain parties with strong vested interests in the oil and petrochemical industry to make the potential treaty as weak as possible so that fossil plastic production can continue unabated.

Read Break Free From Plastic’s full statement here: