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Definition(s)

The indirect or direct alteration of the biological, thermal, physical, or radioactive properties of any medium in such a way as to create a hazard or potential hazard to human health or to the health, safety or welfare of any living species. (Source: GEMET/ALL)

In other languages

Anglais
Pollution
Russe
загрязнение
Espagnol
contaminación
Arabe
التلوث

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with pollution

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with pollution. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention de Bâle
La Convention du patrimoine mondial
Convention de Barcelone
Dumping Protocol
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Land-Based Sources Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Protocole « déchets dangereux »
Convention d'Abidjan
Convention de Nouméa
Convention de Cartagena
Convention de Jeddah
Convention de Minamata sur le mercure
Assemblée des Nations Unies pour l’environnement

Learning resources

Marine litter and plastic pollution course
Eaux marines et eau douce
déchets marins, pollution