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Changes in the physical environment or biota, including changes in climate, which have significant deleterious effects on human health or on the composition, resilience or productivity of natural and managed ecosystems, or on materials useful to mankind. (Source: Vienna Convention, Art. 1 Definitions, 1985)


Alternative labels:
adverse impact
harmful effect
harmful impact
hazardous characteristic

In other languages

effet néfaste
неблагоприятное воздействие
efecto adverso
أثر ضار

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Adverse effects

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Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol