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Finance gains traction in plastics treaty negotiations

The sculpture Giant Plastic Tap by Canadian artist Benjamin Von Wong, outside the UN negotiations in Ottawa
Benjamin Von Wong’s sculpture Giant Plastic Tap, outside the UN negotiations on plastic pollution. Inside, the inclusion of finance in the intersessional talks was considered encouraging (Photo: Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images)

An open-ended expert group has been established to develop options for a financial mechanism to be included in the final treaty text

Meetings in Ottawa, Canada, ran into overtime as delegates at the latest negotiations on a global plastics treaty debated which issues to include in intersessional work groups (discussions that take place between the main negotiations).

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