List of International Environment Conventions(Snippets for prelims)

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List of International Environment Conventions

  1. Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Water birds
  2. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) (ABMT)
  3. ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution
  4. Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
  5. Barcelona Convention for Protection against Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea, 1976
  6. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Basel, 1989
  7. Biological Weapons Convention (Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological [Biological] and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction) (BWC)
  8. Bonn Agreement
  9. Carpathian Convention Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians
  10. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  11. Chemical Weapons Convention
  12. China Australia Migratory Bird Agreement
  13. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), 1996
  14. Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), Canberra, 1980
  15. Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora
  16. Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
  17. Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals
  18. Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
  19. Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region, Abidjan, 1981
  20. Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, Cartagena de Indias, 1983
  21. Convention of the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region, Nairobi, 1985
  22. Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Area of the South-east Pacific, Lima, 1981
  23. Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-east Atlantic (OSPAR Convention), Paris, 1992
  24. Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, Nouméa, 1986
  25. Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (Assistance Convention), Vienna, 1986
  26. Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movements and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa, Bamako, 1991
  27. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Nairobi, 1992
  28. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
  29. Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Caused during Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail, and Inland Navigation Vessels (CRTD), Geneva, 1989
  30. Convention on Cluster Munitions
  31. Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
  32. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Bonn, 1979
  33. Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (Notification Convention), Vienna, 1986
  34. Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources of the High Seas
  35. Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), Washington DC, 1973
  36. Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
  37. Convention on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation in the Western Hemisphere, Washington DC, 1940
  38. Convention on Nuclear Safety, Vienna, 1994
  39. EMEP Protocol
  40. Heavy Metals Protocol
  41. Multi-effect Protocol (Gothenburg protocol) [6]
  42. Nitrogen Oxide Protocol
  43. POP Air Pollution Protocol
  44. Sulphur Emissions Reduction Protocols 1985 and 1994
  45. Volatile Organic Compounds Protocol
  46. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping Wastes and Other Matter
  47. Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques
  48. Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (ECE Water Convention), Helsinki, 1992
  49. Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution, Bucharest, 1992
  50. Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area 1992 Helsinki Convention, Helsinki, 1992
  51. Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, Helsinki, 1992
  52. Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially As Waterfowl Habitat (notably not a Multilateral Environmental Agreement)
  53. Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region, Waigani, 1995
  54. Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD), Paris, 1994
  55. Conventions within the UNEP Regional Seas Programme
  56. Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions
  57. European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (AND), Geneva, 2000
  58. European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), Geneva, 1957
  59. FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, Rome, 1985
  60. FAO International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, Rome, 1983
  61. Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea
  62. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), New York, 1992
  63. Geneva Protocol (Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare)
  64. International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Rio de Janeiro, 1966
  65. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
  66. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, London, 1954, 1962, 1969
  67. International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), Washington, 1946
  68. International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  69. International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA), Geneva, 1994
  70. Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution, Kuwait, 1978
  71. Kyoto Protocol – greenhouse gas emission reductions
  72. Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
  73. Minamata Convention on Mercury, 2013
  74. Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Montreal, 1989
  75. North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
  76. Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
  77. Putrajaya Declaration of Regional Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Seas of East Asia, Malaysia, 2003
  78. Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat, Ramsar, 1971
  79. Regional Convention for the Conservation of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden Environment, Jeddah, 1982
  80. Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, Rotterdam, 1998
  81. Stockholm Convention Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Stockholm, 2001
  82. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space, and Under Water
  83. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  84. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  85. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  86. Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna, 1985, including the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Montreal 1987
  87. Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, Vienna, 1963
  88. Western Regional Climate Action Initiative
  89. Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration) Convention, 1977