Climate Tracker

Published: January 13, 2023

Climate Tracker Asia invites journalists, students, academics, policymakers, and members of civil society organizations to attend our webinar series on the plastic pollution, climate change, and solutions to address the two crises.

The three-part webinar series titled “Breaking the Plastic Cycle: Solutions for a Cleaner Future” aims to deepen the understanding of storytellers and advocates about the factors causing plastic pollution, the impacts of the crisis on people and the planet, and the genuine solutions to address the problem.

Experts and zero-waste campaigners from across Asia Pacific will discuss the links between plastic pollution and the climate crisis, the impacts of plastics on human health, and the need for corporate accountability and genuine solutions.

After each webinar, up to four story grants will be given to journalists and other communicators who can produce high-quality multimedia reports about the topics discussed. Solutions stories or those highlighting how communities solve the plastic crisis are preferred.

This initiative is in partnership with Break Free From Plastic.

Webinar 1: Plastics and Climate Change | Overview: State of Play in Asia Pacific

  • Date: January 31, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 pm India | 5:00 pm Manila
  • Platform: Zoom

Topics:

  • How the plastic industry exacerbates the climate crisis
  • Why plastic burning and chemical recycling don’t solve the plastic problem and instead worsen the climate crisis
  • Petrochem buildout in Asia
  • How the global plastics treaty is shaping up post INC-1

Webinar 2: Impacts of Plastics on Human Health

  • Date: February 14, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 pm India | 5:00 pm Manila
  • Platform: Zoom

Topics:

  • Impacts of plastics on human health
  • Impacts of waste imports on communities and the challenges of recycling plastics
  • Impacts of microplastics on communities

Webinar 3: Corporate Accountability and Solutions

  • Date: February 28, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 pm India | 5:00 pm Manila
  • Platform: Zoom

Topics:

  • Countering the “sachet culture” narrative and false solutions of top plastic polluters
  • The problem with biodegradable and oxo-degradable plastics, eco-bricking, RDF, and co-processing
  • Zero-waste approaches, and redesign and reuse solutions