Plastic Pollution Treaty & Cities: how to participate in the process

February 15, 2024 2:00 pm
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With ongoing negotiations to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, the Global Cities Hub is gearing up for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) in Ottawa, from 22 to 29 April. The latest draft of the plastic pollution treaty introduces, for the first time, the notions of action and importance of all levels of governments. We are glad to see that our tireless efforts and those of our partners to acknowledge the importance of local and regional governments (LRGs) in the negotiation process have finally borne fruits. 

Read our comments of the revised draft


This short event will emphasize the role to be played by LRGs in the negotiation of this new treaty, and the necessity to refer to LRGs in the text itself. Further, the GCH will introduce the idea of a soft coalition on LRGs which should mobilize and engage LRGs during the negotiation process and beyond.

Join us for an informative and interactive event. We look forward to listening to your questions, comments and inquiries about the plastic pollution treaty process.





  • Walter Schuldt, Minister, Permanent Mission of Ecuador
  • Diana Rizzolio, Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network, UNEP
  • Magash Naidoo, Head of Circular Development, ICLEI

Moderated by Kamelia Kemileva, Co-Director, Global Cities Hub





Please follow the link to register.



Photo credit: UNEP