UNEP / INC-3 PLASTIC POLLUTION

13-Nov-2023 00:03:55
The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-3), opened today in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. UNEP
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STORY: UNEP / INC-3 PLASTIC POLLUTION
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11, 13 NOVEMBER 2023, NAIROBI, KENYA
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13 NOVEMBER 2023, NAIROBI, KENYA

1. Various shots, UN Office in Nairobi (UNON) compound
2. Various shots, Kenyan President Ruto arrives at the INC-3 on UNON compound
3. SOUNDBITE (English) William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya:
“To deal with plastic pollution, humanity must change. We must change the way we consume, the way we produce, and how we dispose of our waste. This is the reality of our world. Change is inevitable. This treaty, this instrument that we are working on, is the first domino in this change.”
4. Various shots, delegates participate in the INC-3 negotiations in Nairobi.
5. Various shot, opening plenary
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
“The resolution that you passed at UNEA 5.2 called for an instrument that is and I quote, based on a comprehensive approach that addresses the full life cycle of plastic, unquote. Not an instrument that deals with plastic pollution from recycling or waste management alone. The full life cycle. And this means rethinking everything along the chain from polymer to production, from product to packaging. We need to use fewer virgin materials, less plastic and no harmful chemicals. We need to ensure that we use and reuse and recycle resources more efficiently and dispose safely of what is left over.”
7. Various shots, President Ruto with Inger Andersen, Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra Velasquez and Jyoti Mathur-Filipp Executive Secretary of the INC Secretariat.
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra Velasquez, Chair, Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (ING):
“It is my hope that by the end of the session the committee will agree on a mandate for a revised draft and possible intersessional work to prepare for the fourth and fifth sessions. I am confident that we can make substantive progress here at our third session and capitalize on the Nairobi spirit of consensus and ambition that brought us the mandate to negotiate this instrument.”

11 NOVEMBER 2023, WESTLANDS, NAIROBI, KENYA

9. Various shots, Break Free from Plastic Movement March, Westlands, Nairobi
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The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-3), opened today (13 Nov) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

INC-3 members will start negotiations on the basis of the Zero Draft text prepared by the Chair of the INC. INC-3 marks the mid-point of the journey towards a global treaty. It follows two earlier rounds of negotiations: INC-1, which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in November 2022, and INC-2, which was held in Paris in June.

Two more INC sessions are planned for 2024. United Nations Environment Assembly resolution 5/14 requested the Executive Director of UNEP to convene an intergovernmental negotiating committee, to begin its work during the second half of 2022, with the ambition of completing its work by the end of 2024.

The INC is tasked with developing an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, henceforth referred to as “the instrument”, which could include both binding and voluntary approaches, based on a comprehensive approach that addresses the full life cycle of plastic.
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