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|
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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