Global Plastic Pollution and Regulation

Event Name Global Plastic Pollution and Regulation
Start Date 13 Aug 2020 12:00 pm
End Date 13 Aug 2020 1:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

History, Trends, Perspectives

This seminar will critically analyse the current legal approaches to plastic pollution at the global level. It will outline the historical growth of the global plastic industry and its waste with a particular focus on the issues on nanoplastic and microplastic waste. It will then examine the legal and regulatory implications of the 2019 Norwegian amendments to the Basel Convention declaring plastic waste a hazardous waste; and the use of oceanic and atmospheric legal instruments to confront burgeoning macroplastic and microplastic pollution. Lastly, will provide some insights into what a potential, robust global legal instrument dealing with plastic pollution should be.

About Gerry Nagtzaam

Associate Professor Gerry Nagtzaam (BA/LLB, M Env Sci, PhD) research focuses on the intersections between environmental law, politics, history and economics with a particular focus on anthropogenic climate change and global biodiversity loss.

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