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Plastics have impacted almost every aspect of our lives. From ubiquitous packaging, bulk materials and smartphones to invisible polymers added to cleaning products to improve performance; modern life would be impossible without them. However, the vast majority of plastics are only possible because of unconstrained access to low cost crude hydrocarbons, and. ignorance of the environmental and social ramifications of plastic pollution has been widely highlighted by the negative impacts of microplastics and plastic litter in the global environment. Plastics are a paradox. Plastics pose an urgent, wicked and persistent problem to be resolved. How do we confront the ...
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The world faces multiple challenges – the climate emergency, 700 million people living in extreme poverty and relentless loss of animal and plant species. The global pandemic has added to these challenges and reminds us that global challenges cannot be tackled in isolation. They must be tackled together. Acting on multiple global challenges for a more equal, fair and sustainable world requires communication, collaboration and cooperation. This is the role of the Forum for Global Challenges. What is the Forum for Global Challenges? The Forum for Global Challenges is an international conference that aims to catalyse action on global challenges. It will ...
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