Policy brief by Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Mahesh Sugathan, and Simon Ardila Eraso that reviews the evolution and work of the WTO Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and presents options for trade-related cooperation.
Fostering inclusive international cooperation and action on trade policies that contribute to efforts to reduce plastics pollution, promote plastic substitutes and enhance waste management capacities in developing countries.
International trade cooperation to address plastic pollution: Options and pathways to enhance environmental outcomes
A working session at WTO Public Forum 2022 on "International trade co-operation to address plastic pollution: Options and pathways to enhance environmental outcomes" co-hosted by TESS, The Pew Charitable Trusts, CIEL, IUCN and IISD.
TESS contributes to preparations for negotiations on a new international treaty on plastic pollution
TESS contributed to a multi-stakeholder dialogue on
"Upscaling and redirecting finance, incentives and trade" on 1 June 2022, which was part of the Open Ended Working Group meetings to prepare for negotiations on a new international treaty on plastic pollution.
The latest TESS newsletter on plastic pollution is available.
Informal breakfast discussion preceding the TESSD working meetings
Plastic Pollution and Trade Across the Life Cycle of Plastics: Options for Amending the Harmonized System to Improve Transparency
Policy brief by Carla Vaca Eyzaguirre and Carolyn Deere Birkbeck with options to improve the classification, monitoring, and reporting of trade flows across the life cycle of plastics.
Co-hosted by the Forum on Trade, Environment & the SDGs (TESS), the Global Governance Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Geneva Environment Network (GEN)
Series of informal discussions among developing countries delegates on trade, environment & sustainable development