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Environmental Treaties

1945 Charter of the United Nations

1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

1959 The Antarctic Treaty

1960 Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 1960 (Paris Convention)

1963 Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, outer space and under water

1969 International Convention Relating to Intervention in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties

1971 Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat also known as Ramsar Convention

1972 Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage

1972 Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

1972 International Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 

1972 Protocol to 1972 Convention on Prevention of MP by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter

1973 International Convention for Prevention of Pollution From Ships MARPOL

19731973 Protocol Relating to Intervention in Cases of Pollution by Substances Other Than Oil 

1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna ans Flora

1976 Protocol Concerning Coop preventing Pollution from Ships & in cases of emergency, combatting Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea

1976 Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea

1977 Convention on the Law of the Non Navigational Uses of International Watercourses

1978 Agreement establishing the Indo-Pacific Fishery Commission 

1978 Protocol relating to the Intl convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships

1978 US- Canada Agreement on the Great Lake Water Quality GLWQA 

1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution

1979 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

1979 Protocol to 1979 CLRTAP concerning the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds or their transboundary fluxes

1979 Protocol to 1979 CLRTAP on EMEP

1979 Protocol to 1979 CLRTAP on futher reduction of sulphur emissions

1979 Protocol to 1979 CLRTAP to abate acidification, eutrophication and ground level ozone

1979 Protocol to the 1979 CLRTAP concenring the control of emissions of nitrogen oxides or their transboundary fluxes

1979 Protocol to the 1979 CLRTAP on Heavy Metals

1979 Protocol to the 1979 CLRTAP on Persistent organic pollutants

1979 Protocol to the 1979 CLRTAP on POPs

1979 Protocol to the 1979 CLRTAP on the reduction of sulphur emissions or their transboundary fluxes by at least 30 per cent

1980 Convention on the Conservation of Antartic Marine Living Resources

1980 Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution from Land Based Sources and Activities

1982 Protocol to Amend the Convention on wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat also known as Paris Protocol

1982 The Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean, NASCO

1982 UN General Assembly Resolution 37-7 on a World Charter for Nature

1982 United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea UNCLOS

1984 Agreement instituting the Latin America Organization Fishries Development

1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

1986 Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land Based Sources

1987 The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

1987 The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

1988 Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of ESCR Protocol of San Salvador

1990 The London Amendment 1990 to the Montreal Protocol

1991 Bamako Convention

1991 Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty

1992 Protocol to amend the 1969 Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

1992 Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal

1992 Cartagena protocol on biosafety to the convention on biological diversity - text and annexes

1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboudary Watercourses & Intl Lakes

1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

1992 OSPAR Convention

1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

1992 Statement of Principles for Sustainable Management of Forests

1992 Nagoya protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from its utilization

1992 The Copenhagen Amendment 1992 to the Montreal Protocol

1992 UN Convention on Bio Diversity

1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

1993 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation

1993 Chemical Weapon Convention

1993 Code of Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste

1994 Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

1994 Convention on Nuclear safety

1994 Convention to combat desertification

1994 Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf, Seabed & its Subsoil

1995 Agreement for the implementation of the provisions of UNCLOS relating to fish stocks

1995 Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution

1996 Protocol concerning specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean with 1996 annexes

1996 Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous wastes and their Disposal

1997 The Montreal Amendment 1997 to the Montreal Protocol

1998 Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in decision- making and access to Justice in Environmental Matters, Aarhus

1998 Kyoto Protocol

1998 Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

1999 Basel Protocol on liability and compensation for damage

1999 Protocol on Water and Health to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and Intl Lakes

1999 The Beijing Amendment 1999 to the Montreal Protocol

2001 Agreement for establishing the World trade Organization

2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

2002 Agenda21- Programme for Sustainable Development

2002 WTO Agreements and Public Health

2003 Amendments to Water Covention 2003

2005 International Health Regulations 

2005 Marrakesh Accords

2005 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

2006 Regulation 1907-2006 of the European Parliament and of Council (REACH)

2008 Ammendment to MARPOL

2008 Rotterdam Conv on prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in Int Trade

2009 Copenhagen Accord

2009 Stockholm Convention on Perisistent Organic Pollutants