AFRICA: Global summit in Kenya will discuss treaty on plastic pollution

Delegates from around the world are convening in Nairobi, Kenya, for crucial talks to formulate the first-ever global treaty addressing the plastic pollution crisis. The agreement, set to be finalised by next year, targets the cessation of plastic pollution in oceans and the atmosphere, including its impact on humans and animals. The United States, Saudi Arabia, India and China previously favoured state-determined commitments, while others, including Africa, sought global commitments. Plastic waste prompts calls for a 75-percent reduction by 2040 to curb emissions. The discussions are scheduled to conclude on Sunday.