Addressing plastic pollution for climate benefits: opportunities in the global plastics treaty for Asia and the Pacific

Highlighting how plastic impacts climate change, this brief considers the anticipated Global Plastics Treaty (GPT) and shows how ADB can help Asia and the Pacific implement circular economy solutions to help meet low-carbon goals. Outlining how continuing business-as-usual could see plastics contribute up to 19% of global greenhouse gas targets by 2040, the brief looks at the plastic life cycle and analyzes disposal and waste management. Assessing how the GPT could cut production and set extended producer responsibility targets, it shows how ADB can help countries implement the treaty to support a just transition for all.