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Environmental damage or degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. It is defined as any change or disturbance to the environment perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. (drafted from Wikipedia)

In other languages

French
atteinte à l'environnement
Russian
ущерб, нанесенный окружающей среде
Spanish
daño ambiental
Arabic
ضرر بيئي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Environmental damage

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Convention on Biological Diversity
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
United Nations Environment Assembly
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol