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IUCN Briefing for negotiators - Plastic Treaty INC-1 Session: Glossary of Key Terms

Through United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 5/14 and subsequent efforts by the Open-Ended Working Group, during INC-1, States and  stakeholders have the opportunity to engage in the first steps toward the conclusion of a Plastic Pollution Treaty.

One of the initial topics selected for discussion at  INC-1 is that of a glossary of key terms to be used in the Plastic Pollution Treaty. The generation of a holistic and meaningful glossary of key terms that reflects the  need to combine legal and technical realities relating to plastics is essential to framing the Plastic Pollution Treaty. This briefing addresses and follows the format of  the briefing note generated by the UNEP Secretariat, highlighting areas of importance for INC-1.