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Climate and Atmosphere

Definition(s)

A discharge of particulate gaseous, or soluble waste material/pollution into the air from a polluting source. (Source: GEMET/UNUN)

The concept refers mainly to the release of greenhouse gases and/or their precursors into the atmosphere over a specified area and period of time. (Source: UNFCCC)

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with emission

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with emission. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Stockholm Convention
Vienna Convention
Montreal Protocol
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Kyoto Protocol
Rotterdam Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Assembly

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Ocean Acidification