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Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Feb 16, 1976
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000543)
Title (French)

Convention pour la protection de la mer Méditerranée contre la pollution

Title (Spanish)

Convenio para la protección del mar mediterráno contra la contaminación

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zum Schutz des Mittelmeeres vor Verschmutzung

Place of adoption
Barcelona
Depository
Spain
Language
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Feb 12, 1978
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Fishery management and conservation Data collection/reporting Seasons Institution Total allowable catch Sustainable use Fishing gear/fishing method Prohibited fishing area
Basin
Mediterranean
Abstract

Objective: In light of the special characteristics and vulnerability of the Mediterranean, to achieve international cooperation for a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment in the Mediterranean area.

Summary of provisions: Parties agree to take all appropriate measures to prevent and abate pollution of the Mediterranean caused by: - dumping from ships and aircraft, - discharges from ships, - resulting from exploration and exploitation of the sea bed and subsoil, or - from discharges from rivers, coastal establishments or other land-based sources within their territories (arts. 5-8). Parties undertake to cooperate in: - taking measures to deal with pollution emergencies, whatever their cause (art. 9), - establishing programmes for monitoring pollution in the area (art. 10), - scientific and technical research relating to all types of marine pollution (art. 11), - establishing procedures for the determination of liability and compensation for damage resulting from violations of the Convention and Protocols (art. 12). Protocols for the Prevention of Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft, and for Cooperation in Dealing with Pollution Emergencies, have been adopted. UNEP is designated to fulfil secretariat functions under the Convention.

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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Cyprus
Egypt
European Union
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Israel
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Libya
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Morocco
Slovenia -
Spain
Syrian Arab Republic -
Tunisia
Turkey

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