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EU calls for agreement on global rules to end plastic pollution
On Monday, the second high-level round of negotiations on the way to achieving a global treaty against plastic pollution starts in Paris. Commissioner Sinkevičius will represent the Commission at the high-level meeting organised by the United Nations.
EU, Latin America and Caribbean step up cooperation on environment and climate action policies
At the second EU – Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) ministerial meeting on environment and climate, Ministers from the two regions committed to step up cooperation to tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Green Week 2023 conference – Register now!
Register now to join the EU Green Week conference, Delivering a Net-Zero World, on 6-7 June in Brussels.
Advancing towards Zero-Pollution: EU joins call for ambitious global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040
The EU is today joining the “High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution”, confirming its commitment to aim high in the intergovernmental negotiations for a global agreement to end plastic pollution by 2040.
EU helps launch negotiations on landmark global agreement on plastic pollution
The United Nations Environment Assembly, meeting in Nairobi, has just agreed to launch negotiations on a legally binding global agreement to combat plastic pollution.
EU at UN Environment Assembly: seeking to secure launch of negotiations for global agreement on plastics
Commissioner Sinkevičius is representing the European Union at the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) taking place from 28 February to 2 March in Nairobi, Kenya.
Microplastics public consultation
Today, the European Commission launched a public consultation on how best to reduce the amount of unintentionally released microplastics into the environment.
Single-use plastics: new rules for reporting on the reduction of single-use plastic food containers adopted
The Commission has adopted new rules specifying how EU Member States must calculate and report on the reduction in their consumption of single-use plastic food containers and beverage cups under the Single-use Plastics Directive.
Public consultation on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics
Today, the European Commission has launched a public consultation on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics, open for feedback until 15 March 2022.
Microplastics: contribute to call for evidence ahead of new proposal
The Commission has launched a call for evidence for the upcoming initiative aiming to tackle microplastics unintentionally released into the environment.