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Environmental Governance


Any significant adverse effect on the environment resulting from human activity, the physical origin of which is situated wholly or in part within an area under the jurisdiction of another State. (Source: draft based on UNECE definition of transboundary effect/MMA)

Environmental impacts and threats that do not respect national borders (such as use of transboundary waters, long-range air-pollution, industrial accidents), impacts that requests consultation between (presumably) effected contries (Draft based on UNECE re. transboundary context of conventions)


Alternative labels:
transboundary context
transboundary harm
transboundary impact
transnational context

In other languages

effet transfrontières
трансграничное воздействие
efecto transfronterizo
تأثير عابر للحدود

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with transboundary effect

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with transboundary effect. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Migratory Species
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Espoo Convention
The Water Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol


Interviews on the UNECE Water Convention

Effectiveness and Compliance of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (LRTAP)