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Towards an international Plastic Pollution Treaty

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The ISC actively contributes to intergovernmental negotiation treaty meetings on plastic pollution to share its expertise and to ensure that the voice of science is heard throughout the treaty negotiation.

Background

The international community is taking steps to address the pressing issue of plastic pollution by organizing negotiation talks on the creation of a legally binding treaty. The hope is that the treaty, once finalized and implemented, will have far-reaching effects in addressing the problem of plastic pollution, which is affecting not only our oceans but also the land and the health of humans and the environment.

The International Science Council (ISC) has been contributing integrated scientific inputs through policy briefs and statements. The Council is supporting the engagement of scientists across the natural and social sciences to be part of the deliberations and share the latest scientific evidence.

Activities and impact

The ISC expert group

Margaret Spring

Margaret Spring

Chief Conservation and Science Officer

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Margaret Spring
Ramia Al Bakain

Ramia Al Bakain

ISC Fellow (2023)

Ramia Al Bakain
Stefano Aliani

Stefano Aliani

Vice-President and Senior Scientist

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)

Stefano Aliani
Kishore Boodhoo

Kishore Boodhoo

Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Mauritius

Kishore Boodhoo
Ilaria Corsi

Ilaria Corsi

Co-chair

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Plastic Action Group

Ilaria Corsi
Judith Gobin

Judith Gobin

Professor of Marine Biology and Head of the Department of Life Sciences

The University of the West Indies

Judith Gobin
Alex Godoy

Alex Godoy

Associate Professor and Director of the Sustainability Research Centre

School of Engineering, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

Alex Godoy
Anne Kahru

Anne Kahru

Head of the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology

National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

Anne Kahru
Christine Luscombe

Christine Luscombe

Professor and Chair of the Faculty

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Christine Luscombe
Sarva Mangala Praveena

Sarva Mangala Praveena

Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Putra, Malaysia

Sarva Mangala Praveena
Dr. Adetoun Mustapha

Dr. Adetoun Mustapha

Adjunct Researcher

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research; Lead City University, Nigeria

Dr. Adetoun Mustapha

News & Events View all

blog
05 June 2024 - 8 min read

The path to a strong Global Plastic Treaty

Learn more Learn more about The path to a strong Global Plastic Treaty
blog
23 April 2024 - 9 min read

Plastic Treaty negotiations must prioritize health

Learn more Learn more about Plastic Treaty negotiations must prioritize health
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25 April 2024

INC-4 side event: Enabling Just Transition

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Project team

Please contact Science Officer Anda Popovici (anda.popovici@council.science) should you have any questions regarding the work of the Global Comission. Anda Popovici

Anda Popovici

Science Officer

International Science Council

Anda Popovici

Publications

publications
02 May 2024

Key Requirements for a Science-based International Legally Binding Instrument to End Plastic Pollution

Learn more Learn more about Key Requirements for a Science-based International Legally Binding Instrument to End Plastic Pollution
publications
09 November 2023

Policy Brief: Creating a Strong Interface between Science, Policy and Society to Tackle Global Plastic Pollution

Learn more Learn more about Policy Brief: Creating a Strong Interface between Science, Policy and Society to Tackle Global Plastic Pollution

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