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International committee moves closer to treaty on plastic pollution—and this Northeastern policy expert is helping to lead the way

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A United Nations-backed effort to devise an international treaty to address the global plastics crisis just concluded a week-long summit in Paris

Maria Ivanova, Northeastern’s director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, who has been directly involved in the negotiations, participated in the summit. She’s been serving as a delegate on the International Science Council—one of the world’s leading organizations for scientific advancement, that works to catalyze global action on pressing issues—and advising several nations throughout the plastic negotiations. 

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