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IUCN Briefing for negotiators - Plastic Treaty INC-1 Session: Structure of Plastic Pollution Treaty

Given the ever-evolving nature of science and the complex, varied nature of plastic pollution, it is clear that the instrument to be adopted will need to be sufficiently  flexible to allow for further adjustments and additions to the obligations. It is pivotal, that the treaty should include binding core obligations to fill existing regulatory  gaps in relation to plastic pollution, including international trade restrictions (bearing in mind the Basel Convention regime), production caps, and financial and  technical assistance. The treaty should also include mechanisms to ensure its effectiveness, such as a non-adversarial non-compliance mechanism (in line with recent MEAs).