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Latest reports on plastics

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In the past years the Nordic countries have worked actively to safeguard a legally binding global agreement for plastic waste. Enjoy a collection of our latest reports and policy recommendations supporting this ambition by ensuring a solid knowledge base for the negotiations of the Global Agreement on Plastic Pollution.

Plastic pollution is a planetary crisis with impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, the climate, and human health. Without new and effective control measures, plastic production is set to double in 20 years, and plastic waste leaking into the ocean is projected to triple by 2040. 

The Nordic research underlines the urgency of comprehensive globally binding rules in the upcoming international treaty on ending plastic pollution and point to the fact that further and stronger measures are needed to fully end all aspects of plastic pollution and align the plastic system with the Paris Climate Agreement. It warns of escalating plastic pollution if transformative global policies are not implemented. And it also show, how concerted and common global actions can end plastic pollution by 2040.

The Nordic environment and climate ministers have supported the global policy discussion on stronger global commitments to eliminate plastic litter in the oceans since 2016 by providing support to reports, assessments and to the intergovernmental process established by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). 

Nordic ministerial declaration on plastics

The Nordic environment and climate ministers have signed ministerial declarations clarifying shared Nordic ambitions for the area of plastics since 2016. Find the latest here: