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Environmental Governance

Definition(s)

International legal agreement appended or closely related to another agreement which constitutes a separate and additional agreement and which must be signed and ratified by the parties to the convention concerned. Protocols typically strengthen a convention by adding new, more detailed commitments. (Source: Glossary of terms for Negotiators of MEAs, 2007)

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Related terms:
supplementary agreement

In other languages

French
protocole
Russian
протокол
Spanish
protocolos
Chinese, Simplified
协议
Arabic
بروتوكول - اتفاقية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with protocol

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with protocol. 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
Vienna Convention
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Barcelona Convention
Aarhus Convention
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Nairobi Convention
Carpathian Convention

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