Pile of empty plastics bottles in netting

Strenghtening international cooperation to tackle plastic pollution: options for the WTO

Industrial policy and risk sharing in public development banks: Lessons for the post-COVID response from the EIB and EFSI
Transforming the Global Plastics Economy
Belt and Road Decision-Making in China and Recipient Countries: How and To What Extent Does Sustainability Matter?

This Global Governance Centre brief, written by GEG Senior Research Associate Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, provides a broad overview of the relevance of trade and trade policy to efforts to reduce plastic pollution and transform the global plastics economy. It concludes with a summary of options for trade-related cooperation on plastics that could make a concrete contribution to reducing plastic pollution and support the WTO’s sustainable development objective.