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Environmental Governance


A collaborative relationship between entities to work toward shared objectives through a mutually agreed division of labour. At the country level, this means enganging under government leadership with national stakeholders and external partners (including international development agencies) in developing, implementing, and monitoring a country's own development strategy. (Source: UNCCD-ICCD/CRIC(11)/INF.3)
Rio Principle 7: States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environment degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities (...)
The collaboration between governments, businesses or individuals in which it is agreed to work together on similar objectives or strategies, particularly in research or in setting industrial standards. (Source: GEMET/ ODE)


Related terms:
international network
international relations
global partnership

In other languages

coopération internationale
международное сотрудничество
cooperación internacional
Chinese, Simplified
تعاون دولي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with international cooperation

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with international cooperation. 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
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Aarhus Convention
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Espoo Convention
The Water Convention
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Bamako Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution


Background of the Minamata Convention