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NAIROBI INC-3 NEGOTIATIONS ON GLOBAL PLASTIC POLLUTION



  Apr 15, 2024

NAIROBI INC-3 NEGOTIATIONS ON GLOBAL PLASTIC POLLUTION


Q1: What was the main goal of the Nairobi INC-3 meeting on plastic pollution?
A1: The main goal of the Nairobi INC-3 meeting was to make progress on a legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution, aiming to leave the meeting with a first draft of the treaty.

Q3: What are the key features of the proposed zero draft discussed in Nairobi?
A3: The proposed zero draft included 10 placeholders for discussions on the preamble, definitions, principles, scope, institutional arrangements, and final provisions of the instrument, indicating areas needing elaboration based on member states' negotiations.

Q5: What stance did countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India take during the negotiations?
A5: Countries represented by Iran, along with Saudi Arabia and India, advocated for a focus on waste management to limit the impact on plastic-producing countries and spoke against an over-ambitious text. India emphasized the usefulness of plastics and argued against binding production caps.

Q7: Was there any urgency expressed during the discussions?
A7: Yes, countries and civil society groups highlighted the urgent need to address the plastic crisis, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive instrument and a just transition from plastic.

The Nairobi INC-3 meeting underscores the complexity and urgency of global efforts to combat plastic pollution. While the meeting did not achieve its immediate objectives, it sets the stage for further negotiations, with the hope of reaching a consensus on a comprehensive and effective instrument by the 2024 deadline.

 

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