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The Climate Pod

May 11, 2022

This is Part Four of our four-part series, Waves of Change, in collaboration with Oceana. In March, at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in Nairobi, world leaders and representatives from UN Member States endorsed a historic resolution to End Plastic Pollution. By 2024, leaders will create an international legally binding agreement to fight the plastic problem with a global treaty. So what exactly is this treaty and what should it include? Christy Leavitt, Oceana’s Plastics Campaign Director, joins the show to explain the efforts and why it was pursued. Then, Christopher Chin, Executive Director of the Center for Ocean Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), joins the show to take us behind the scenes of negotiations and help us understand what comes next as details of the legal binding agreement are hammered out. 

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