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Environmental Governance


The supreme body of a MEA that meets periodically, or as needed, to review progress in the implementation of the MEA, to adopt programmes of work. (Source: InforMEA and based on CBD)


Alternative labels:
Decision-making bodies
Governing body
Decision-making body
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In other languages

organe directeur
руководящий орган
órgano rector
مجلس الإدارة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Governing bodies

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Governing bodies. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Vienna Convention
Montreal Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Barcelona Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Governing Council
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Abidjan Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly