Using data in cities for the green transition. Value and limits of working with nature to address climate change. Remote sensing for environmental security in North Korea. Unlocking community-based flexibility to transform the energy system. Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. Encountering climate in models and materials. Financing climate and energy actions. Find out about these and more online events of the week!
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Biodiversity & Environment
25 January, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
“Value and limits of working with nature to address climate change” (by University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
The failure to stem the tide of biodiversity loss, or to address the deeply related issue of climate change, demands we quickly find more ambitious and more coherent approaches to tackling these challenges. This discussion will bring together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to explore the value and limits of working with nature to address climate change and why Nature-based Solutions must both support biodiversity and be implemented with, by and for people, if they are to provide benefits over the longterm. Register here and watch the talk live here:
27 January, 20:30 – 22:00 CET
“Remote Sensing for Environmental Security in North Korea” (by Stanford University)
Much of the imagery and remote sensing analysis in the Open Source Community pertains to North Korea’s nuclear weapons pathway and military capability. However, many questions remain regarding economic and agricultural health in a nation known for denial of access to outside observation. But by applying emerging analytical and processing technology of satellite imagery and data, we can address the challenge of examining economic and environmental patterns in the North.
28 January, 11:00 – 12:00 or 17:00 – 18:00 CET
“Business for Nature: Introduction for business to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity” (by World Business Council for Sustainable Development – WBCSD)
This 60-minute webinar, specifically designed for business, will introduce the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). There will be speakers from the CBD Secretariat, China COP15 Executive Committee and Business for Nature who will explain why it’s important for business to engage. There will be time to answer your questions.
28 January, 20:00 – 21:00 CET
“A New Day in Washington, DC: Charting WWF’s Strategy under the Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress” (by World Wildlife Fund – WWF)
Join us to hear from Alejandro Pérez, WWF’s Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs and his colleagues Rose Luttenberger, Legislative Affairs Associate and Anthony Tusino, Associate for Policy and Government Affairs as they discuss how the political landscape has shifted with the 2020 U.S. election and what it means for WWF’s policy priorities under the Biden-Harris administration. Register here.
26 January, 11:00 – 12:00 CET
“Climate risk assessment and prudential regulation” (by Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change – CMCC)
Climate related risks are a major threat to economic stability and growth. Prudential regulation requires financial firms to control risks, hold adequate capital, limit concentration of risk, and report relevant implications. The Solvency II Directive 2009/138/EC codified and uniformized insurance regulations across the EU. The implementation of the Solvency II directive is overseen by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. The webinar will explore the role of climate risk knowledge for prudential regulations and how Copernicus climate change services can help supervisors and (re)insurers to better understand climate related risks.
26 January, 14:00 – 15:30 CET
“Preparing Green Investment Projects: What works and what doesn’t” (by Green Growth Knowledge Platform)
In this webinar experts will discuss key strategies and pitfalls for preparing private green investment projects. The webinar will look into specific donor-funded programmes and share lessons learnt – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Why aren’t there more investment-ready green projects and businesses? How can donors and implementing agencies support project preparation for green investment projects and businesses to make them more attractive for private finance? What are the key challenges for green project preparation?
27 January, 8:00 – 10:00 CET
“Green Finance to Accelerate the Transition to Sustainable and Clean Energy” (by EU-Korea Climate Action Project)
Coal is no longer the cheapest energy source to power the global economy; renewables are. Yet, 40% of Korea’s power generation still depends on coal. Can finance policies spur a clean energy transition in Korea? Join the webinar to learn about recent policies and actions for green finance in the EU, the UK and Canada.
28 January, 10:00 – 11:15 CET
“Financing climate & energy actions, a dialogue between cities and investors” (by European Commission and Covenant of Mayors)
The Covenant of Mayors and the Smart Cities Marketplace share the common objectives to advise and support cities to access financing opportunities in order to ensure sustainable solutions for climate and energy actions. In this online webinar, the two initiatives join forces to encourage the dialogue between investors and cities and highlight how they can support you in this process.
28 January, 12:00 – 13:00 CET
“Sovereigns: the ultimate power in the Green, Social, & Sustainability bond market” (by Climate Bonds Initiative)
Climate Bonds Sovereign Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bond Report highlights numerous benefits and the positive impact of the prestigious Sovereign nations as they come to market with their GSS bonds. Join the webinar to hear guest speakers sharing their experience of issuing Green, Social & Sustainability-linked instruments. This discussion will offer an insight into the processes and advantages of Sovereign GSS issuance, with the first-hand experience from state finance officials. The Climate Bonds Report found the benefits varied from Catalysing & enhancing local markets, amplifying transparency, increased investor participation, pricing benefits, and collaboration. Register here.
Climate Policy & COP26
25 – 26 January
“Climate Adaptation Summit 2021” (by The Netherlands)
The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 convenes global leaders and local stakeholders. It will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that sets out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change. At CAS 2021, over the course of 24 hours a range of events streamed from time zones across the globe will inspire change and support tangible solutions to the problems of a warming world, showing how we can achieve a climate-resilient future. See programme here.
26 January, 01:00 – 02:00 CET
“Making Climate Policy Work” (by Stanford University)
For decades, the world’s governments have struggled to move from talk to action on climate. Many now hope that growing public concern will lead to greater policy ambition, but the most widely promoted strategy to address the climate crisis – the use of market-based programs – hasn’t been working and isn’t ready to scale. In a new book “Making Climate Policy Work” Danny Cullenward and David Victor show how the politics of creating and maintaining market-based policies render them ineffective nearly everywhere they have been applied.
26 January, 14:00 – 15:30 CET
“Encountering Climate in Models and Materials” (by London School of Economics and Political Science)
In this seminar Dr Hannah Knox (Department of Anthropology, UCL) will present the main argument of her new book “Thinking like a Climate: Governing a City in Times of Environmental Change”. Based on ethnographic research that looked at attempts to bring climate science to bear on the governance of cities, the talk focuses on the experience of people living and working in Manchester, UK, and their encounters with the ambivalent materiality of climate models. To understand these encounters she suggests we need to develop an understanding of climate not as a representation of an existing reality but a ‘form of thought’ whose contours are relational, but yet tangible, and whose ramifications are still being worked out. Building on the argument of this book she points to the directions that this research is taking her in now, presenting some nascent ideas about how to continue research in climate-thinking and its world-transforming possibilities.
26 January, 15:30 – 17:00 CET
“Avoiding the Climate Poverty Spiral: Social protection to address climate-induced loss & damage” (by ActionAid International and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)
Join the webinar – report launch event for a timely discussion on the role of social protection to address loss and damage and secure human rights. A new report “Avoiding the Climate Poverty Spiral: Social protection to address climate-induced loss and damage” outlines the potential to match social protection tools to climate change scenarios, and makes key recommendations to national governments and for the UNFCCC’s Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss & Damage (WIM) negotiations this year.
28 January, 9:30 – 11:00 CET
“Carbon-neutrality: How can the EU and China co-operate to lead global climate change efforts?” (by Euractiv)
As two high-ambition regions sharing a determination to live up to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, the EU and China are natural coalition partners. The EU wants to work closely with China to deploy a ‘climate diplomacy’ to share efforts with the rest of the world, especially with the biggest emitters. Together, they could exert strong pressure on other emitters to increase their ambitions, notably in Asia, a continent accounting for more than half of global emissions, but also in the Americas. It could turn 2021 into a successful year for climate action, culminating in COP-26 in November in Glasgow. Join this virtual conference to discuss how the EU and China can work together to drive the global fight against climate change. Register here and watch the event livestreamed here:
28 January, 12:00 – 13:00 CET
“Carbon Prices versus Regulatory Standards: Which are Better for Equity?” (by University of Oxford, Institute for New Economic Thinking)
Carbon pricing is the most efficient instrument to reduce emissions. However, the geographical and sectoral coverage of substantial carbon pricing is low, often due to concerns that pricing may increase economic inequality. Regulatory standards such as fuel economy standards are more popular. But do they have an equity advantage over carbon pricing? Register here.
28 January, 12:30 – 14:00 CET
“Least developed countries’ reflections of 2020: climate action, ambition and the path forward” (by International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED)
2020 was supposed to be a ‘super year’ for climate policy. Instead, the year was turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. High-level meetings and international conventions that were due to advance ambition and lead to climate commitments were postponed or adapted. At the same time, countries focused efforts on COVID-recovery, creating opportunities to enhance action for people, climate and nature. So, how did the world fare in terms of advancing climate action? Reflecting on 2020’s major diplomatic moments, this event will explore whether expectations were met for climate action, nationally determined contributions (NDCs), long-term strategies (LTS) and climate finance delivery.
29 January, 15:00 – 16:30 CET
“Adaptation Gap Report 2020” (by United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP)
The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2020 Webinar features presentations and discussion of the key findings from the report. In view of the Global Stocktake coming up in 2023, the webinar will provide a snap shot of where the world stands in its collective efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change. It presents conclusions from the report’s assessment of progress in three central elements of the adaptation process: planning, financing and implementation. It also provides an overview of progress on the same three elements for Nature Based Solutions to adaptation – the special focus selected for this year’s report based on the growing connections and the potential for synergies between the climate and biodiversity agendas, and the urgent need for policy and action to secure and harness nature’s benefits. Register here.
29 January, 20:00 – 22:00 CET
“U.S. Congressional Climate Camp #1: Budget, Appropriations, and Stimulus” (by Environmental and Energy Study Institute – EESI)
Join for our all-new, start-of-the-new-Congress Climate Camp online briefing series. Speakers will go over the basics of the legislative process, highlighting key areas and opportunities for achieving near-term and long-term carbon reductions through policy. This online session will bring you up to speed on the budget and appropriations process already underway for fiscal year 2022. Presenters will draw on examples of funding for climate, energy, and environment programs to bring the process to life and show how it plays out in practice. Then, the session will dive into how stimulus packages take shape, the role of climate action in stimulus, and what to expect in the upcoming months as the new administration and the 117th Congress work to address the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch livestream of the event here.
Energy Efficiency & Zero Carbon Buildings
25 January, 12:00 – 14:00 CET
“EU-level expert workshop – Next generation Energy Performance Certificates and Deep Renovation” (by Horizon-2020 Project QualDeEPC)
In this EU-level workshop, QualDeEPC will present its proposals published the Green Paper on Good Practice in Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Assessment, Certification, and Use. Based on the inputs from the European Commission regarding the EU Renovation Wave and the draft proposals of QualDeEPC’s Green Paper, participants will discuss the question of what an enhanced EPC scheme has to look like to become a driver for the EU Renovation Wave, and what QualDeEPC’s proposals could contribute to it.
26 January, 9:30 – 10:30 CET
“Retrofiting with renewable energy sources – finding the right mix” (by Celsius Initiative)
As the general trend in the energy sector and the supporting policies aim towards 100% renewable energies for 2050, upgrading heat generation with renewable energy sources and including innovative heat storage technologies will be key. The goal is clear but how to get there is uncertain and will vary from city to city. To get some inspiration and exchange on possible ways forward, the Celsius Initiative has teamed-up with RES-DHC and UpgradeDH, two european projects at the forefront of modernizing district heating systems by integrating renewable energy sources, among other…
28 January, 19:00 – 20:00 CET
“Getting to Zero: Carbon Neutral Building Codes” (by New Buildings Institute)
For decades, U.S. building energy codes have centered on kilowatt-hour savings in buildings. But urgency on climate change is pressing us to rapidly address and mitigate carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment, which is responsible for 39% of operational and embodied carbon. Join this webinar on the opportunities for states and cities to leverage their energy codes in order to maximize carbon reductions and minimize costs including a broad overview of best practice strategies and approach in action. NBI will introduce new “decarbonization code language” that it is compatible with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and can be adopted as an overlay option. The code language and supporting guidance, which will help adopting agencies move to carbon neutral requirements in newly constructed homes and commercial buildings, prioritizes efficient electric equipment and is designed so that it can be implemented to meet jurisdictions where they are. Register here.
“Research informing a just transition: second annual meeting of the ReNewt network” (by RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment and ReNEWT)
The Research Network on Energy Workforce Transitions (ReNEWT) is a consortium of policy analysts and researchers from all over the World. The aim is to debate and evaluate implementable solutions to ensure a just and equitable transition for workforces in fossil fuel-based sectors. ReNEWT members will present a diverse range research topics relating to the just transition, including public attitudes towards the energy transition, worker identity and narratives, labour market modelling, energy system modelling, political economy of transitions, transition policy analysis, the role of investors, scenario modelling and consumer behaviour. More information will be available soon.
Renewables & Energy Transition
25 – 29 January
“Energy Community Forum: Competition Law in the Energy Sector” (by Energy Community Secretariat)
Webinar #1 – Batteries, the new airbus: is competition law an obstacle for creating champions?
Webinar #2 – Green or grey recovery: Coal projects between markets, climate policy and security of supply.
Webinar #3 – Energy and environmental state aid guidelines under review. Register here.
25 January, 16:00 – 17:00 CET
“Lowering emissions by curtailing renewables in power systems” (by International Association for Energy Economics – IAEE)
To lower pollution, it became imperative to integrate as much renewable energies as possible in power systems. This has been translated into forcing the maximum production of variable renewable energy (VRE) – wind and solar – into power systems operation. The increasing operational costs to maximize the VRE output became the price to pay in order to lower pollution. However, it is a misconception that forcing VRE production always lowers pollution. The event’s speaker, Germán Morales-España, will present some examples illustrating that, apart from increasing costs, forcing VRE production can also increase pollution.
26 – 28 January
“The Transition Faster Conference: Let’s Talk Wind” (by DNV GL)
Wind energy is vital to the energy transition but to deliver on its vast potential we need to forcefully deploy and continue to develop technology at scale and at speed, and we need huge investment, favourable policies and regulation to support. Join a dynamic and fast-paced global virtual wind conference. Hear from speakers and thought leaders from across the supply chain on topics that will accelerate the energy transition: (Day 1) Market opportunities; (Day 2) Asset optimization and life cycle management; (Day 3) Integration and sector coupling.
26 January, 14:00 – 14:30 CET
“INSPIRE: IRENA’s interactive tool for patent trends and international standards in renewable energy” (by International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA)
IRENA’s International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy (INSPIRE) database is an interactive online patent data platform developed by IRENA with the support of the European Patent Office EPO and WIPO. In this free access web tool, users can monitor the innovation trends in renewable technologies using patents and standards data. This webinar explores the value of patent and standards data analytics and how information can be translated into valuable insights for policymakers, entrepreneurs, industry, research bodies and other key stakeholders in the energy sector. The audience will be able to learn how to research patents and standards in different renewable energy technologies to identify innovation trends, front runner countries, and leading technology organisations.
26 January, 14:30 – 15:00 CET
“Our Inclusive Energy Future: The Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions” (by International Energy Agency – IEA)
Denmark’s Energy and Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen will join IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol to discuss Our Inclusive Energy Future, a new global commission on people-centred clean energy transitions. As more countries are setting ambitious net-zero goals that aim to speed up the shift to clean energy, success depends in part on giving full consideration to the social and economic consequences of these clean energy transitions on workers, communities and industries…. Watch the event recording here:
26 January, 16:00 – 17:00 CET
“Bioenergy Europe Statistical Report 2021” (by Bioenergy Europe)
Unravel and delve deep into the statistics from 2020s Statistical Report. Bioenergy Europe welcomes you to join the report authors as they explore and discuss the most significant findings of 2020 in relation to the sector within the EU, analysing extracted data from the seven Statistical Reports.
26 January, 16:00 – 17:00 CET
“European Hydrogen Market Service – From near and far: the economics of hydrogen imports” (by Aurora Energy Research)
This webinar will summarise analysis of Aurora’s latest report. What is the cost of producing low-carbon hydrogen from natural gas and electrolysis within Europe, and in other global locations such as Chile, Morocco, Russia and Australia? What are the various electrolyser business models, and their levelised production costs? What are the ways in which hydrogen can be converted into a form suitable for transport? What are the costs of transporting these energy vectors? How competitive is imported hydrogen vs domestic hydrogen by 2030, considering all the costs involved?
26 January, 19:00 – 20:00 CET
“The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in State Climate Policy” (by World Resources Institute – WRI)
Renewable natural gas (RNG), also known as biomethane or upgraded biogas, is growing in prominence as a strategy to help achieve state climate, waste management, and other sustainability goals. The number of projects producing RNG from organic wastes has increased dramatically in recent years, providing fuel for trucks, building appliances, and other downstream sources while lowering emissions in the process. What is renewable natural gas and what is its role in decarbonization? How much RNG can be produced and what are market opportunities for deployment? What are the emissions impacts of RNG projects and how are they evaluated? What are current market barriers and key policies impacting RNG development in the U.S.? What is the current experience, policy context, and opportunities in different states and regions?
27 January, 12:00 – 13:00 CET
“Renewable Methanol: an enabler for carbon neutrality in the chemical & liquid fuel sectors” (by International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA and the Methanol Institute)
The joint webinar will be an occasion to launch a report “Innovation Outlook: Renewable Methanol”. Speakers will discuss the transition of fossil fuel-based to renewable-based methanol. Renewable methanol, derived from biomass or synthesised from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide, could expand methanol’s use as a low-carbon feedstock or fuel and move industrial and transport sectors toward net carbon neutral goals. Drawing from the launched report, the the webinar will discuss market status and outlook of renewable methanol for the main applications such as feedstock for petrochemicals and some transport sectors such as shipping, car and truck fuel. It will also elaborate on the policy actions needed to facilitate an uptake of renewable methanol in the next decade.
27 January, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
“Digitalization of energy infrastructure and data interoperability: what can we learn from other sectors?” (by Florence School of Regulation – FSR)
Energy is not the only sector being transformed by digitalization. Other industries are equally being disrupted. In this online event, we will discuss with academics active in the telecom and healthcare sector: (1) why policymakers and regulators are well advised to look beyond the boundaries of the energy sector; (2) what we can learn from the experiences with digitalisation in telecom and with interoperability in healthcare; (3) how we can successfully deliver on the promise of a digitalised citizen-centred energy sector.
27 January, 19:00 – 20:00 CET
“2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” (by Society of Environmental Journalists – SEJ and National Geographic Society)
Say hello to 2021 with the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual look ahead at the year’s key energy and environmental issues. The “2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” special report will be formally launched Jan. 27 at the 9th annual roundtable organized by SEJ. The event will feature leading journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead, following a keynote interview with incoming White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy.
29 January, 10:00 – 11:30 CET
“Using data in cities for the green transition” (by ICLEI and Erasmus University Rotterdam)
The European Green Deal and the recovery efforts following the COVID-19 pandemic have added impetus to the work already started in cities around the world that are pushing for more sustainable urban areas. One approach to delivering on sustainability goals that cities are beginning to utilise, is urban data platforms that allow cities to understand and adapt their urban systems relating to energy, mobility, environmental efforts and more. This webinar presents the key lessons from a detailed study on urban data platforms across Europe and shares four best-case examples to inspire participants. Register here.
29 January, 10:00 – 12:00 CET
“Unlocking community-based flexibility to transform the energy system” (by REScoop)
Demand-side flexibility and citizen participation through energy communities are deemed to be the future of our energy system. However, there are many possibilities behind these concepts that offer different opportunities for decarbonising our energy system. Energy cooperatives have experimented with these concepts in different EU projects, putting in place various types of services, offering different values for the grid and benefits for citizens. During the event, speakers will clarify the scope of these new services and illustrate them with hands-on experiences. Participants will deepdive into the success factors as well as the difficulties that our project partners and energy communities are facing in the field when rolling out flexibility services. Register here.
25 – 29 January, 8:00 – 19:00 CET
“The Davos Agenda” (by World Economic Forum)
The Davos Agenda is a pioneering mobilization of global leaders to shape the principles, policies and partnerships needed in this challenging new context. It is essential for leaders from all walks of life to work together virtually for a more inclusive, cohesive and sustainable future as soon as possible in 2021. An entire week of global programming will be dedicated to helping leaders choose innovative and bold solutions to stem the pandemic and drive a robust recovery over the next year. The Davos Agenda will also mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative and begin the preparation of the Special Annual Meeting in the spring.
25 January, 15:00 – 18:00 CET
“Climate Business Hub China” (by World Wildlife Fund – WWF)
WWF China recently launched the Climate Business Hub CBH China, a unique and carefully-designed platform for corporates in China to take the necessary steps to tackle climate change and contribute to the Chinese government’s climate agenda. Join the webinar to hear introduction of CBH China’s key workstreams and how the hub can help your company achieve its sustainability goals, as well as the ways in which you can engage with the platform.
27 January, 14:00 – 15:15 CET
“What future for the Arctic? The views of European Arctic youth” (by Euractiv)
The EU is in the process of updating its Arctic policy. International interest in the Arctic is growing. The geopolitical situation has become more demanding. The accelerating impact of global climate change is particularly pronounced in the Arctic. Domestic and foreign policy converge in the north, not least because of the people living there… In this interactive seminar, youth representatives from the European Arctic will have the chance to give their input on Arctic policy directly to the EU, while offering the EU an opportunity to engage and respond.
27 January, 14:30 – 15:00 CET
“Sustainable consumption and production: procurements and public-private agreements for a green and just transition of markets” (by Nordregio)
The Nordic populations enjoy high standards of living, but also stand out in global rankings as over-consumers of natural resources. In order to reach the SDGs in the Nordics, our production and consumption patterns must change. In this seminar, participants will discuss how municipal authorities can contribute to this process – internally in their own organisation (through circular systems for resources and waste and sustainable procurement) and externally by cooperating with businesses, the educational sector, citizens and other stakeholders.
27 January, 17:30 – 19:00 CET
“A Conversation with Kara Hurst, Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon” (by Stanford University)
Utilizing Amazon’s scale, speed and innovation, the Sustainability organization includes teams executing the work of The Climate Pledge; Sustainable Operations (renewable energy and energy efficiency, buildings); Sustainability Science and Innovation; Social Responsibility and responsible supply chain management; Circular Economy; Sustainable Products, packaging and shopping; Sustainability Technology; Sustainable Transportation; and social and environmental external engagement and policy setting.
27 January, 13:30 – 15:00
“Wednesdays for the Planet – Discussion on The Plastic Problem with Andres del Catillo” (by Geneva Environment Network)
The Plastic Problem is a documentary from the award-winning broadcast magazine PBS NewsHour. It explores the issue of plastic pollution, now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. There will be two experts who will speak on the current plastic crisis and international agreements: Susan Wingfield (Programme Officer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions) and Andrés Del Castillo (Senior Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law – CIEL). Watch the event livestreamed here:
28 January, 14:00 – 15:15
“Plastics and Standards” (by Geneva Environment Network)
There is growing interest among governments and stakeholders in how standards can support efforts to reduce plastic pollution. Already, a vast array of standards play a role in shaping the plastics economy. In addition to standards on the design and characteristics of plastic products, there are standards on topics as diverse as the chemical composition of plastics and the environmental labeling of products. In this session of Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, leading experts will discuss: What is the landscape of standards relevant to efforts to reduce plastic pollution? What efforts are underway to develop new standards that could help tackle plastic pollution and what is missing? Which are the key national, regional and global actors? What are some of the key private initiatives? Register here.