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Measures taken in advance to prevent the occurrence (waste prevention, prevention of disasters or similar emergencies). (Source: draft based on GEMET/GUNNa)

States should effectively co-operate to discourage or prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health (Rio Principle 14)


Alternative labels:
prevention measure
preventive approach
Rio Principle 14
prevention, preparedness and response

In other languages

mesure de prévention
профилактическая мера
medida de prevención
إجراء وقائي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with prevention

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Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
World Heritage Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
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
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol