On the 2nd local time, the resumed session of the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly passed the Resolution on Ending Plastic Pollution (Draft) in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The resolution, which will be legally binding, aims to promote global governance of plastic pollution and hopes to end plastic pollution by 2024.
It is reported that at the meeting, heads of state, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 countries adopted this historic resolution, which deals with the entire life cycle of plastics, including its production, design and disposal.
Anderson, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), said, “Today marks the planet’s victory over single-use plastic. This is the most important environmental multilateral agreement since the Paris Agreement. It is insurance for this generation and future generations.”
A senior person who is engaged in environmental protection projects in international organizations told Yicai.com reporters that the current hot concept in the global environmental protection field is “healthy ocean”, and this resolution on plastic pollution control is highly related to this , which hopes to form an internationally legally binding agreement on plastic microparticle pollution in the ocean in the future.
At this meeting, Thomson, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Ocean Affairs, stated that it is urgent to control marine plastic pollution, and the international community should work together to solve the problem of marine pollution.
Thomson said that the amount of plastic in the ocean is countless and poses a serious threat to the marine ecosystem. No country can be immune from marine pollution. Protecting the oceans is everyone’s responsibility, and the international community should “develop solutions to open a new chapter in global ocean action.”
The first financial reporter got the text of the resolution (draft) passed this time, and its title is “Ending Plastic Pollution: Developing an International Legally Binding Instrument”.
Post time: Nov-23-2022