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Environmental Governance

Definition(s)

Best available, environmentally effective and economically appropriate techniques and practices. (Source: InforMEA)

Measures, methods or activities that perform best or achieve the highest impact according to predefined criteria assessed through a validation process. Best practices are measures, methods or activities that are considered successful in terms of achieving desired outcomes (good performance) and contributing to expected impacts. (Source: draft based on UNCCD)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
BAT
BEP
best available practice
best available technique
best available technology
best environmental practices
best science
best technique
best use
good practice
lessons learned
technicaly justified

In other languages

French
meilleure pratique
Russian
передовая практика
Spanish
mejores prácticas
Arabic
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with best practice

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with best practice. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Montreal Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Dumping Protocol
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

UN Watercourses Convention Online User´s Guide