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Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the gravest challenges of our time, with severe impacts on ecosystems, climate, and human health. Recognizing the urgent need for global action, the international community has embarked on a journey from the Resumed Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly to develop a legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) has been at the forefront of this effort, and its fifth session (INC-5) represents a critical milestone in these negotiations.

In preparation for the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-5), the Road to Busan Plastic Action Webinar Series, co-organized by CYMG Plastic Action Working Group and other partners aims to galvanize stakeholders from various sectors, including governments, academia, civil society, and the private sector, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing to support the development of an effective international treaty on plastic pollution.


The Road to Busan Plastic Action Webinar Series seeks to achieve the following objectives:


1. Build Awareness and Understanding:

  • Enhance understanding of the key issues, challenges, and opportunities in addressing plastic pollution.

  • Provide a platform for sharing best practices, innovative solutions, and successful case studies.

2. Promote Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Facilitate dialogue and collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

  • Strengthen partnerships and networks to support collective action against plastic pollution.


3. Support Policy Development:

  • Gather inputs and feedback from stakeholders to inform and influence the negotiation process for the plastic treaty that addresses the needs and concerns of all.

Expected Outcomes

By the end of the Road to Busan Plastic Action Webinar Series, we aim to achieve the following outcomes:


  1. Increased awareness and understanding of the complexities of plastic pollution and the key aspects of the legally binding instrument.

  2. Strengthened collaboration and partnerships among stakeholders committed to combating the plastic pollution crisis.

  3. Amalgamation of valuable inputs and recommendations to inform the INC-5 negotiations.

  4. Enhanced capacity of stakeholders to implement effective strategies and actions to address plastic pollution.

The Road to Busan Plastic Action Webinar Series represents a unique opportunity to unite stakeholders from around the world in the fight against plastic pollution. By fostering dialogue, sharing knowledge, and promoting collaboration, we can pave the way for a successful outcome at INC-5 and beyond, ensuring a sustainable and healthy future for our planet.

Join us on this journey to create a world free from plastic pollution!

The series will comprise multiple virtual sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of plastic pollution. Each session will feature expert speakers from various sectors, including scientists and researchers, civil society organizations, youth, policymakers and industry leaders, who will share their insights, experiences, and innovative solutions. ​​

Webinar 1

Advancing Intergenerational Well-being and Health Against Plastic Pollution

Opportunities & Threats under the Plastics Treaty for Children, Women, & Informal Workers

22 July 2024 (Monday), 13:00 - 14:45 UTC | Registration Link
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This webinar, co-convened by the CYMG, IPEN, GGTC and Health Care Without Harm, will delve into the critical issue of plastic pollution and its severe impact on the health of vulnerable groups, especially children, women, & informal workers, addressing the full life cycle of plastic. As the world moves towards finalizing the international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution, it is essential to integrate health perspectives into these efforts. Join us on 22nd July at 13:00 UTC for an insightful discussion on how the Plastics Treaty can be harnessed to protect the right to health and promote well-being across generations.

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