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Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into AFRICA and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa

Bamako Convention

Topics: hazardous waste, waste

Africa Tue, 21 April 1998

Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific

Antigua Convention

Asia and the Pacific Thu, 26 August 2010

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

Topics: migratory species, waterbird, wetland

Africa, Europe Mon, 01 November 1999

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

Europe Tue, 29 March 1994

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

Asia and the Pacific Sun, 09 November 2003

Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean

Barcelona Convention

Topics: land-based marine pollution, pollution

Africa, Europe Sun, 12 February 1978

Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean

Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol

Topics: coastal biodiversity, marine biodiversity, marine protected area, protected area

Africa, Europe Sat, 11 December 1999

Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

Dumping Protocol

Topics: coastal biodiversity, marine biodiversity, pollution, prevention, ship-based marine pollution

Africa, Europe Sun, 12 February 1978

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea

Prevention and Emergency Protocol

Topics: disaster, pollution, ship-based marine pollution

Africa, Europe Tue, 16 March 2004

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities

Land-Based Sources Protocol

Topics: coastal biodiversity, coastal wetland, land-based marine pollution, marine biodiversity, marine protected area, pollution

Africa, Europe Sun, 27 February 1983

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil

Offshore Protocol

Topics: bioprospecting, continental shelf, deep sea bed, pollution

Africa, Europe Thu, 24 March 2011

Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Hazardous Wastes Protocol

Topics: hazardous waste, illegal trade, waste

Africa, Europe Sat, 19 January 2008

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

Basel Convention

Topics: chemical, environmental impact assessment, hazardous waste, illegal trade, labelling, pesticide, risk assessment, waste, waste management

Global Tue, 05 May 1992

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

Global N/A

Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians

Carpathian Convention

Europe Sat, 31 December 2005

Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

World Heritage Convention

Topics: cultural heritage, ecosystem management, fund, protected area, sustainable tourism, sustainable use

Global Wed, 17 December 1975

Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region

Cartagena Convention

Topics: land-based marine pollution, marine ecosystem, marine pollution

Latin America and the Caribbean Fri, 10 October 1986

Convention for the Protection, Management and development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African region

Nairobi Convention

Topics: hazardous waste, illegal trade, waste

Africa Wed, 29 May 1996

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Aarhus Convention

Topics: access to information, access to justice, public participation

Global Tue, 30 October 2001

Kyiv Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Kyiv Protocol on PRTRs

Topics: access to information, pollution

Europe Sun, 11 July 2010

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Espoo Convention

Europe Wed, 10 September 1997

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

Topics: environmental impact assessment, national strategy, sound environmental management

Global Sun, 11 July 2010

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Topics: agrobiodiversity, conservation, endangered species, illegal trade, species, sustainable use

Global Tue, 01 July 1975

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Convention on Migratory Species

Topics: endangered species, migratory species, species

Global Tue, 01 November 1983

Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

UN Watercourses Convention

Global Sun, 17 August 2014

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Water Convention

Topics: RAMSAR site, adaptation, climate change, water resources management, wetland

Europe Sun, 06 October 1996

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on theProtection and use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Protocol on Water and Health

Topics: RAMSAR site, health, water resources management, wetland

Europe Sun, 06 October 1996

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Europe Wed, 19 April 2000

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

Europe Sat, 15 January 1994

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Plant Treaty

Topics: access and benefit sharing, food security, genetic resource, genetic resource for food and agriculture, mutually agreed term, plant genetic resource

Global Tue, 29 June 2004

Regional Convention for the Conservation of the Red Sea and of the Gulf of Aden Environment

Jeddah Convention

Topics: coastal biodiversity, coastal wetland, marine biodiversity, marine protected area, pollution, ship-based marine pollution

Asia and the Pacific Mon, 19 August 1985

Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution

Kuwait Regional Convention

Topics: coastal biodiversity, coastal wetland, liability, marine biodiversity, marine protected area, pollution

Asia and the Pacific Sat, 30 June 1979

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Topics: chemical, waste management

Global Wed, 16 August 2017

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam Convention

Topics: chemical, hazardous waste, pesticide, prior informed consent, waste, waste management

Global Mon, 23 February 2004

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Stockholm Convention

Topics: chemical, clearing-house mechanism, committee, hazardous waste, health, pesticide, prior informed consent, waste, waste management

Global Mon, 17 May 2004

The Convention for the Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region

Abidjan Convention

Africa Sat, 04 August 1984

The Convention for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region

Noumea Convention

Topics: pollution

Asia and the Pacific Tue, 18 September 1990

Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on Biological Diversity

Topics: access and benefit sharing, access to genetic resources, agrobiodiversity, genetic resource

Global Wed, 29 December 1993

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya Protocol

Topics: access and benefit sharing, access to genetic resources, benefit sharing, clearing-house mechanism, indigenous peoples, sustainable use

Global Sun, 12 October 2014

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Cartagena Protocol

Topics: agrobiodiversity, biosafety, biotechnology, clearing-house mechanism, genetic resource, genetically modified organism, illegal trade, living modified organism, prior informed consent

Global Thu, 11 September 2003

The Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

Global Mon, 05 March 2018

Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific

Apia Convention

Asia and the Pacific Mon, 25 June 1990

The Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Lusaka Agreement

Topics: endangered species, illegal trade, species

Africa Tue, 10 December 1996

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention

Topics: RAMSAR site, water resources management, wetland

Global Wed, 31 December 1975

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

Topics: access to information, air pollution, air quality, pollution

Europe Wed, 16 March 1983

The Protocol to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on the Financing of the Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe

EMEP Protocol

Europe Thu, 28 January 1988

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Global Wed, 22 October 2003
Global N/A

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at Least 30 per cent

Protocol on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Europe Wed, 02 September 1987

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides

Topics: emission, greenhouse gas

Latin America and the Caribbean Thu, 14 February 1991

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes

Europe Mon, 29 September 1997

Protocol on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Protocol on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Europe Wed, 05 August 1998

Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone

Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone

Europe Tue, 17 May 2005

Protocol on Heavy Metals

Protocol on Heavy Metals

Europe Mon, 29 December 2003

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Topics: desertification, erosion, land, land degradation, semi-arid ecosystem, sub-humid ecosystem

Global Thu, 26 December 1996

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Topics: adaptation, black carbon, climate change, climate change mitigation, emission

Global Mon, 21 March 1994

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Kyoto Protocol

Topics: adaptation, climate change, climate change mitigation, emissions trading, illegal trade, trade

Global Wed, 16 February 2005

United Nations Environment Assembly

United Nations Environment Assembly

Global Sat, 21 June 2014

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Vienna Convention

Topics: sustainable production, ozone depleting potential, ozone layer depletion, sound environmental management, sustainable use

Global Thu, 22 September 1988

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Montreal Protocol

Topics: sustainable production, ozone depleting potential, ozone layer depletion, sound environmental management, sustainable use

Global Sun, 01 January 1989

Governing Council

Governing Council

Global Mon, 30 September 1996

Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean

Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean

Africa, Europe Thu, 24 March 2011

Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea

Tehran Convention

Topics: hazardous substance

Asia and the Pacific Tue, 04 November 2003

Protocol Concerning Co-operation and Development in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region

Oil Spills Protocol

Topics: marine pollution, oil pollution

Latin America and the Caribbean Sat, 11 October 1986

Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Wider Caribbean Region

Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife

Topics: protected area, wildlife

Latin America and the Caribbean Sun, 18 June 2000

Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land Based Sources and Activities

LBS Protocol

Topics: land-based marine pollution

Latin America and the Caribbean Fri, 13 August 2010

Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

Topics: climate change, climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation, emission

Global Fri, 04 November 2016

Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution

Barcelona Convention, 1976

Africa, Europe Wed, 12 July 1978

Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

Barcelona Dumping, 1976

Africa, Europe Sun, 12 February 1978

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities

Mediterranean Land-Based Sources Protocol, 1996

Africa, Europe Fri, 17 June 1983

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

Prevention and Emergency Protocol, 1976

Africa, Europe Wed, 17 March 2004

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

Global Mon, 06 February 2006

International Plant Protection Convention

International Plant Protection Convention

Global Sun, 02 October 2005

Waigani Convention

Waigani Convention

Asia and the Pacific Sun, 21 October 2001

The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (as originally agreed in 1987, without amendments and adjustments)

Global Sat, 31 December 1988