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In the context of environment 'States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction'. (Source: Rio Principle 2)

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In other languages

French
souveraineté
Russian
суверенитет
Spanish
soberanía
Arabic
سيادة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with sovereignty

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with sovereignty. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution