DDG Paugam highlights role of trade in global action on plastic at UN ministerial meeting

Trade has an important role to play in addressing global challenges posed by plastics, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said at the opening of the Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution on 1 September. The Environment ministries of Germany, Ghana, Ecuador, and Viet Nam are convening the high-level meeting on the WTO’s premises in preparation for the 5th UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA) next year.