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Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 24, 1986
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000892)
Title abbreviation

SPREP

Title (French)

Convention sur la protection des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement de la région du Pacifique Sud

Title (Spanish)

Convenio para la protección de los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente de la Región del Pacífico Sur

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zum Schutz der natürlichen Hilfsquellen und Umwelt im Südpazifik Gebiet

Place of adoption
Nouméa
Depository
SPEC South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Aug 22, 1990
Subject
Land & soil, Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Mineral resources, Wild species & ecosystems, Sea, Waste & hazardous substances, Water
Keyword
Maritime zone International agreement-text Marine pollution Management/conservation Institution Data collection/reporting EIA
Basin
South Pacific
Abstract

Objectives: To protect and manage the natural resources and environment of the South Pacific region.

Summary of provisions: The Parties agree to take all appropriate measures to prevent, reduce and control pollution of the Convention area (art. 5), particularly pollution from vessels (art. 6), land-based sources (art. 7), exploration and exploitation of the sea bed (art. 8), airborne pollution (art. 9), dumping (art. 10) and the testing of nuclear devices (art. 12). They are to ensure that the implementation of this Convention does not result in an increase in pollution in the marine environment outside the Convention area (art. 5.2). They undertake to prohibit the storage of radioactive wastes in the Convention area (art. 11) and agree to take all appropriate measures to protect and preserve rare ecosystems and endangered flora and fauna, as well as their habitat, in the Convention area (art. 14). Parties are to cooperate in taking all necessary measures to deal with pollution emergencies in the Convention area (art. 15). According to Art. 21, the South Pacific Commission (now SPREP –Pacific Regional Environment Programme) shall function as secretariat of the Convention. Meetings of the Parties are to be held every two years (art. 22).

(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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Website
www.sprep.org
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Australia
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Fiji -
France
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. States
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau - -
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands -
Tuvalu - -
United Kingdom - -
United States of America

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