The Protocol is the first legally binding international instrument on pollutant release and transfer registers. Its objective is "to enhance public access to information through the establishment of coherent, nationwide pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs)." PRTRs are inventories of pollution from industrial sites and other sources.

Topics: 
access to information, pollution
Entry into force: 
11 Jul 2010
Region: 
Global
Source of information: Protocol on PRTRs website .
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