WEBINAR: Proposed UN Treaty for Plastic Pollution
DATE: Tuesday 13 July
WWF and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will be jointly hosting a virtual discussion on the proposed UN Treaty for plastic pollution with investors, banks and insurance companies who are interested in learning more about the political process and the opportunities it offers for businesses and financial institutions. To join us on Tuesday 13 July 2021 from 15:00 to 15:45 BST
In a joint report, The Business Case for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, WWF, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Boston Consulting Group, set out the opportunity for a new global UN treaty on plastic pollution. Based on the findings of the report, over 50 leading companies from across the plastics value chain have endorsed the Business Call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution.
Both the report and the business manifesto make the case for increased ambition to harmonise policy efforts, enhance investment planning, stimulate innovation, and coordinate infrastructure development internationally. If your organisation is interested in signing the business call, please complete the contact form at the bottom of the dedicated website. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
To significantly accelerate progress towards a circular economy for plastic, there is an urgent need to amplify current efforts, through a more coordinated and ambitious approach. The Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and Plastics Pact network, are working examples of where this collaboration is currently taking place.
A common structure would set a clear direction and conditions, giving governments and businesses the impetus to move forward more decisively.
A global agreement setting out global goals and binding targets, together with national action plans and consistent measurement, is needed to:
- harmonise policy efforts
- enhance investment planning
- stimulate innovation
- coordinate infrastructure development.
While voluntary initiatives can deliver change among market leaders, an international binding approach will deliver the necessary industry scale change.