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Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Hazardous Wastes Protocol

Topics: Wastes including Harzadous Wastes, Transboundary Movement and International Trade

Europe 30 Sep 1996

Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

SEA Protocol

Topics: Access to Information, Information Exchange and Knowledge Management, Pollution

Europe, North America 11 Jul 2010

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources

Plant Treaty

Topics: Access and Benefit Sharing, Genetic Resources, Food Security, Mutually Agreed Terms, Plant Genetic Resources and Agricultural Biodiversity

Global 29 Jun 2004

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

Basel Protocol

Global N/A

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Aarhus Convention

Topics: Access to Information{{;}} Access to Justice and Public Participation (Rio Principle 10), Access to Information, Public Participation, Access to Justice

Europe, North America 30 Oct 2001

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Topics: Chemicals & Waste management

Global 19 Jan 2013

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Industrial Accidents Convention

Topics: Emergencies and Incidents

Europe 30 Oct 2001

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFCCC

Topics: Climate Change, Adaptation, Mitigation, Carbon Emissions

Global 21 Mar 1994

UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

LRTAP

Topics: Information Exchange and Knowledge Management, Pollution, Air Pollution and Air Quality

Europe, North America 16 Mar 1983

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

ASCOBANS

Asia and the Pacific, Europe 29 Mar 1994

The Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Lusaka Agreement

Topics: Endangered Species, Transboundary Movement and International Trade, Species

Africa 10 Dec 1996

Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

World Heritage Convention

Topics: Sustainable Use and Wise Management, Sustainable Tourism, Site Management, Cultural and natural heritage, World Heritage Fund, Sites/Protected Areas, World Heritage Sites

Global 15 Aug 2014

Kyoto Protocol

Kyoto Protocol

Topics: Climate Change, Adaptation, Mitigation, Emission Trading, Trade and Environment

Global 16 Feb 2005

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Espoo Convention

Topics: Environmental Impact Assessment (Rio Principle 17)

Europe 10 Sep 1997

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS

Europe 15 Jan 1994

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention

Topics: Wetlands of International Importance, Water Management and Wise Use

Global 31 Dec 1975

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on theProtection and use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Protocol on Water and Health

Topics: Wetlands of International Importance, Water Management and Wise Use, Human Health

Europe 6 Oct 1996

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-Level Ozone

Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone

Europe, North America 16 May 2005

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCCD

Topics: Semi-Arid and Dry Sub-Humid Areas, Desertification, Land and Land Degradation, Erosion

Global 26 Dec 1996

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Water Convention

Topics: Water Management and Wise Use

Europe 6 Oct 1996

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Europe, North America 22 Oct 2003

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam Convention

Topics: Chemicals & Waste management, Chemicals and Pesticides, Wastes including Harzadous Wastes, Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Advanced Informed Agreement (AIA)

Global 23 Feb 2004

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

The Kyiv (SEA) Protocol

Topics: Environmental Impact Assessment (Rio Principle 17), National Plans, Environmentally Sound Management

Europe 11 Jul 2010

The Convention on Biological Diversity

CBD

Topics: Biological Diversity, Access and Benefit Sharing, Access to genetic resources, Genetic Resources

Global 29 Dec 1993

To the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals

Protocol on Heavy Metals

Europe, North America 28 Dec 2003

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Protocol on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Europe, North America 4 Aug 1998

Barcelona Convention

Barcelona Convention

Topics: Pollution

Europe 12 Feb 1978

The Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region

Abidjan Convention

Africa 4 Aug 1984

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

Basel Convention

Topics: Produits chimiques & gestion des déchets, Produits chimiques et pesticides, Wastes including Harzadous Wastes, Étiquetage et manutention, Classification des risques, Transboundary Movement and International Trade

Global 5 May 1992

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds

Europe, North America 28 Sep 1997

Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea

Dumping Protocol

Topics: Marine Environment and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Pollution, Rio Principle 14, Pollution from Ships, Dumping

Europe 11 Feb 1978

The Convention for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region

Noumea Convention

Topics: Pollution

Asia and the Pacific 18 Sep 1990

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CITES

Topics: Biological Diversity, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Wise Management, Endangered Species, Transboundary Movement and International Trade, Species

Global 1 Jul 1975

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

CMS

Topics: Endangered Species, Migratory species, Species

Global 1 Nov 1983

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or their Transboundary Fluxes

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides

Europe, North America 13 Feb 1991

Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea

Prevention and Emergency Protocol

Topics: Emergencies and Incidents, Pollution, Pollution from Ships

Europe 16 Mar 2004

Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region

Cartagena Convention

Latin America and the Caribbean 10 Oct 1986

Jeddah Convention

Jeddah Convention

Topics: Marine Environment and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Marine Protected Areas, Marine and Coastal Wetlands, Pollution, Dumping

West Asia 19 Aug 1985

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Stockholm Convention

Topics: Chemicals & Waste management, Chemicals and Pesticides, Wastes including Harzadous Wastes, Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Advanced Informed Agreement (AIA), Chemicals Clearing-House, Human Health, Chemical Review Committee

Global 17 May 2004

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at Least 30 per cent

Protocol on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Europe, North America 1 Sep 1987

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities

Land-Based Sources Protocol

Topics: Marine Environment and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Marine Protected Areas, Marine and Coastal Wetlands, Pollution, Land-Based Sources of Pollution

Europe 27 Feb 1983

Convention for the Protection, Management and development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African region

Nairobi Convention

Topics: Wastes including Harzadous Wastes, Transboundary Movement and International Trade

Africa 29 May 1996

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Vienna Convention

Topics: Ozone-depleting substance (ODS), Ozone Layer, Ozone Depleting Potential, Sustainable Consumption and Production

Global 22 Sep 1988

PROTOCOL TO THE 1979 CONVENTION ON LONG-RANGE TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION ON LONG-TERM FINANCING OF THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAMME FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE LONG-RANGE TRANSMISSION OF AIR POLLUTANTS IN EUROPE (EMEP)

EMEP Protocol

Europe, North America 27 Jan 1988

The Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific

Apia Convention

Asia and the Pacific 25 Jun 1990

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Montreal Protocol

Topics: Ozone-depleting substance (ODS), Ozone Layer, Ozone Depleting Potential, Sustainable Consumption and Production

Global 1 Jan 1989

Carpathian Convention

Carpathian Convention

Europe 31 Dec 2005

Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific

Antigua Convention

Latin America and the Caribbean 26 Aug 2010

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Cartagena Protocol

Topics: Biological Diversity, Living modified organisms - LMOs, Genetically modified Organism, Transboundary Movement and International Trade, Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Advanced Informed Agreement (AIA), Biotechnology, Genetic Resources, Biosafety, Biosafety Clearing-House

Global 11 Sep 2003

Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

UN Watercourses Convention

Europe 17 Aug 2014

Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution

Kuwait Regional Convention

Topics: Liability (Rio Principle 13), Marine Environment and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Marine Protected Areas, Marine and Coastal Wetlands, Pollution

West Asia 30 Jun 1979

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya Protocol

Topics: Sustainable Use and Wise Management, Access and Benefit Sharing, Indigenous People, local communities, Access to genetic resources, Benefit-Sharing, ABS Clearing-House

Global 12 Oct 2014

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

Asia and the Pacific 9 Nov 2003

Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean

Specially Protected Areas Protocol

Topics: Marine Environment and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Protected Areas, Marine Protected Areas

Europe 11 Dec 1999

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil

Offshore Protocol

Topics: Pollution, Exploration and Exploitation of Continental Shelf and Seabed

Europe 13 Oct 1994

Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into AFRICA and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes wIthin Africa

Bamako Convention

Topics: Wastes including Harzadous Wastes

Africa 21 Apr 1998

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)

AEWA

Topics: Biological Diversity, Migratory species

Africa, Europe 31 Oct 1999

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

Global N/A