Environmental Conventions

Conventions on General Principles:

  1. Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment , 1972
  2. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 1989
  3. Aarhus Convention on Access to information, Public Participation in Decision making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, 1998

 Conventions on Biodiversity:

  1. International Plant Protection Convention , 1952
  2. The World heritage Convention , 1972
  3. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 1971
  4. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 2004
  5. The Convention on International trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, 1975
  6. The convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, 1979.
  7. The Convention of Biological Diversity, 1993

 Conventions on Marine Environment:

  1. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, London, 1972
  2. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982

 Conventions on Nuclear Safety

  1. Convention on Nuclear Safety, 1994
  2. Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, 1963

 Conventions on Climate Change

  1. Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, 1985
  2. Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer.
  3. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1992

Conventions on Hazardous substances

  1. Convention on the Control of Trans boundary Movements of Hazardous wastes and their disposal, 1989
  2. Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International trade, 1998
  3. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2001
  4. Minamata Convention on Mercury, 2013.

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