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Aarhus Convention

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

The objective of this Convention is to guarantee the rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters. This landmark agreement builds on prior texts and is the first environmental treaty to incorporate the language of Principle 1 of the Declaration of the …

Agenda 21 - Chapter 17

Protection of the Oceans, All Kinds of Seas, including Enclosed and Semi-enclosed Seas, and Coastal Areas and the Protection, Rational Use and Development of their Living Resources

The marine environment - including the oceans and all seas and adjacent coastal areas - forms an integrated whole that is an essential component of the global life-support system and a positive asset that presents opportunities for sustainable development. International law, as reflected in the provisions of the United Nations Convention on …

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Basel Convention

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

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Bern Convention

Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

The Bern Convention's goal is the conservation of wild species and their habitats. The preservation of endangered and vulnerable species is of particular importance. The appendices specify a number of endangered and vulnerable migratory species. Source: http://www.eisi…32859 & id=762 & t=link_details & cat …

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Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity, adopted during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, promotes biodiversity, sustainable use, and the sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. The Convention provides for national reporting of efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention. Source http://www.eisil …

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

This international agreement aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The convention provides a framework under which each member state adopts its own domestic implementing legislation. The three appendices, linked from the convention text site, list the species afforded …

Dangerous Substances Directive

Directive 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 february 2006 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the community

This Directive lays down rules for protection against, and prevention of, pollution resulting from the discharge of certain substances into the aquatic environment. It applies to inland surface water, territorial waters and internal coastal waters. Two lists of dangerous substances have been compiled to combat pollution: discharge of substances in …

ECOSOC Resolution 2001/12

ECOSOC Resolution 2001/12: Illicit trafficking in protected species of wild flora and fauna

In resolution 2001/12, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) urged Member States to adopt "the legislative or other measures necessary for establishing illicit trafficking in protected species of wild fauna and flora as a criminal offence in their domestic legislation." Source: http://www.unod…index …

ECOSOC Resolution 2003/27

ECOSOC Resolution 2003/27: Illicit trafficking in protected species of wild flora and fauna

In ECOSOC Resolution 2003/27, the ECOSOC urged Member States to cooperate with UNODC (as well as with the secretariats of CITES and the CBD) with a view to preventing, combating and eradicating trafficking in protected species of wild fauna and flora. This ECOSOC resolution also encouraged Member States to …

ECOSOC Resolution 2008/25

ECOSOC Resolution 2008/25: International cooperation in preventing and combating illicit international trafficking in forest products, including timber, wildlife and other forest biological resources

In 2008, the ECOSOC, in its Resolution 2008/25, reiterated the need for international cooperation and called for "holistic and comprehensive national multi-sectoral approaches to preventing and combating illicit international trafficking in forest products, including timber wildlife, and other forest biological resources." Source: http://www.unod…crime …


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