Webinar Launch: Policy Simulation Tool in Support of the UN Global Plastics Treaty
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Scientists at the University of California Berkeley's Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center Data Science and Environment (DSE) and University of California Santa Barbara invite those engaging in any capacity with the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) on Plastic Pollution to join a webinar sharing first key insights from a research program evaluating the impact that specific policies contained in the INC zero draft could have on curbing plastic pollution.
This collaborative research effort utilizes machine learning to forecast how 9 candidate policies could shape plastic production, consumption, and mismanaged plastic waste at the global level through 2050.
The webinar will explore such questions as:
- What effect might a ban on single-use plastic packaging have on global plastic fate by 2050?
- Is a packaging consumption tax better than a minimum recycling content mandate?
- How do various recycling and waste management investment scenarios impact mismanaged waste outcomes?
Get Access to the tool
All registered participants in the webinar will be provided access to a free and easy-to-use web tool based on this research that gives users the opportunity to freely explore how to create and understand the impact of their own policies ahead of the upcoming INC-3 meeting in Nairobi.
We are providing two webinars to accommodate time zones. Each webinar will be live and have the same content, including time for questions.