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IUCN Briefing for negotiators - Plastic Treaty INC-1 Session: Key Concepts from MEAs for Plastic Pollution Treaty

The Plastic Pollution Treaty could benefit from many key concepts developed throughout treaty practice, especially that of multilateral environmental agreements  (MEAs). At the same time, the issues raised by plastic pollution and potential State responses are highly complex, often quite technical, and may require nuanced  responses that are not necessary in other treaty regimes. Examining standard concepts from treaty regimes and MEAs allows for negotiations to focus on the ways in which these distinctions can be accommodated and benefit from the strengths of international law and established practice.