Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution: Key Principles for an Effective Science-policy Interface

Event: Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution | Report Launch
Date: 07.11.2023

The launch of the report "Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution" by GRID-Arendal was organized within the framework of the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, in the lead-up to the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-3) taking place from 13 to 19 November 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya, and the second session of the ad hoc open-ended working group to prepare proposals for the Science-Policy Panel to Contribute Further to the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste and to Prevent Pollution, scheduled for December 2023. This presentation focuses on key principles for an effective science-policy interface, including transparency, scientific integrity, independence, inclusivity, ethics and conflict of interest, communication and engagement, accountability, long-term perspective, flexibility, and the regional context, with specific challenges and opportunities that need to be considered.