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Minister Creecy engages stakeholders ahead of the 4th meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on International Instrument on Plastic Pollution

12 April 2024


The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, will host a consultative stakeholder engagement meeting on South Africa’s negotiating position ahead of the 4th Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC4), on Friday, 12 April 2024. 

South Africa will participate in INC4 which is scheduled to take place in Ottawa, Canada from 23 – 29 April 2024. 

In preparation for the international meeting, Minister Creecy will engage with stakeholders in a virtual consultation with the aim of consolidating the country’s negotiating position at INC4 in Ottawa. The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee is mandated to develop an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution and marine litter, address the full plastic lifecycle and set out a series of provisions to be developed. 

Members of the media are invited to attend the virtual engagement. 

Date: 12 April 2024  
Time: 11:00  
Link: Virtual – Ms Teams link: 

To RSVP please contact: 

Banele Mabena  
Mobile: 066 420 0144  

For media enquiries, contact:

Peter Mbelengwa  
Mobile: 082 611 8197


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