SIDS & GLOBAL PLASTICS SERIES
Webinar: Small Island Developing States & Plastic Pollution: The Road Towards a Global Agreement
Wednesday, Nov 16
12:00-1:15 PM EST
Plastic pollution has evolved into one of the greatest global threats to humankind and the environment. While its impacts on health, food security, livelihoods, economies, and the wider environment are experienced across the globe, small island developing states (SIDS) are affected by these impacts on a disproportionate scale.
In late November, countries will come together for the first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to begin developing a new global agreement on plastic pollution. Ahead of this historic meeting, join us for the first installment of our SIDS & Global Plastics Series to hear from a panel of experts on the impacts of plastic pollution on SIDS, and the potential role that the new agreement can play in addressing them.
Asha Challenger, Lead Negotiator, Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
David Vivas Eugui, Legal Officer, Trade, Environment, Climate Change & Sustainable Development Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Dr. Alexandra Harrington, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Agreement on Plastic Pollution Task Force
Jewel Batchasingh, Director, Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean)
Saeed Hamid, Legal Fellow, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, NYU School of Law