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Indigenous Leaders on The Arctic's Plastic Crisis

Hear from some of the Indigenous leaders featured in “The Arctic’s Plastic Crisis” describing the changes they see as a result of plastic pollution and climate change. Watch the video and listen to the podcast (below).

Read the Report: The Arctic's Plastic Crisis

Damage to the Arctic from the fossil fuel/petrochemical industry includes threats from chemicals, plastics, and climate. These have combined to poison lands, waters, and traditional foods of Arctic Indigenous Peoples, with ongoing health effects that threaten their cultures and communities.

This report synthesizes recent science and highlights the voices and testimony of Indigenous leaders who have witnessed these threats and who are engaged in local and global efforts to protect their land and People.

Images from "The Arctic's Plastic Crisis"

Ottawa 23-29 April 2024

The fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) of the Plastics Treaty was held from 23 – 29 April, 2024, in Ottawa, Canada

See IPEN’s summary of what happened at INC-2 and at INC-3.

Plastics Treaty Resources

The Plastic Treaty negotiations are scheduled to continue through 2024, with regular sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC).

For each negotiating session, IPEN develops policy documents on the meeting agenda and emerging issues, as well as briefing papers, reports, and other materials. 

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