4 December Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Negotiating a Global Plastics Treaty
Aleke Stöfen-O'Brien will reflect on the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment which took place from 13-19 November 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. She will in particular reflect on aspects of international law such as definitions, preambular, scope and regime interactions as well as contentious issues in this treaty-making process.
Bio: Aleke is Assistant Professor (Ocean, Sustainability, Management and Governance/Research) at the World Maritime University established under the International Maritime Organisation. Before joining academia, Aleke has gained substantive professional experience at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the World Health Organisation, the European Commission as well as the Government of Germany. She has been co-convenor of the chapter on marine litter and dumping of the United Nations World Ocean Assessment II and has been serving as delegate to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee towards a global plastic treaty.
For more information, and to register for the seminar, please send an email to britta [dot] sjostedt [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se.