Verra will have a strong presence at the fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) (external) to develop an international legally binding instrument to curb plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. The session will take place in Ottawa, Canada, from April 23 to 29.

The Verra delegation is as follows:

Verra’s Robin Rix will speak on panels related to outcome-based finance for addressing plastic pollution and the innovative plastic waste reduction-linked bond announced recently by the World Bank, Citibank, and Plastic Collective. Please see below for details.

If you are interested in connecting with Verra staff during INC-4, please write to with your availability and the reason you would like to meet.

Verra Staff – Speaking Engagements

Monday, April 22

  • Monday, April 22, 5:00–7:00 pm ET
  • Location: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
  • Host: World Bank
  • Verra staff: Robin Rix, chief legal, policy, and markets officer

This session aims to provide valuable insights and the latest findings from recent analytical studies and real case examples of harnessing outcome-based financing instruments to mobilize finance for tackling plastic pollution.

Register to attend the panel. (external)

Tuesday, April 23

  • Tuesday, April 23, 9:30–10:30 am ET
  • Location: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
  • Hosts: Plastic Collective and CitiBank
  • Verra staff: Robin Rix, chief legal, policy, and markets officer

In this side event, panelists from Plastic Collective, the World Bank, and Verra will discuss the recently announced plastic waste reduction-linked bond.

Prior to the discussion, Verra is hosting a networking hour from 8:30–9:30 am ET.

Register to attend the panel and/or the networking hour. (external)

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