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'Long-range transboundary air pollution' means air pollution whose physical origin is situated wholly or in part within the area under the national jurisdiction of one State and which has adverse effects in the area under the jurisdiction of another State at such a distance that it is not generally possible to distinguish the contribution of individual emission sources or groups of sources (Source: Art.1 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution)

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pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance
загрязнение воздуха на большие расстояния
contaminación atmosférica a gran distancia
Chinese, Simplified
التلوث الجوي البعيد المدى

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with long-range air pollution

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Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
United Nations Environment Assembly
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution