NAIROBI – When the United Nations agreed on a landmark deal to create the world’s first ever global plastic pollution treaty this week, every party was quick to claim a victory, from industry lobbyists to environmental activists. That could spell trouble.
The agreement to finalize such a treaty by 2024, which the U.N. Environment Assembly called “historic” and the most significant green pact since the 2015 Paris climate accord, was drafted in broad strokes.
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