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Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 13, 1979
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000529)
Title (French)

Convention sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre la contaminación atmosférica transfronteriza a larga distancia

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über weiträumige grenzüberschreitende Luftverunreinigung

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English, French, Russian
Entry into force
Mar 16, 1983
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Education Data collection/reporting Standards Technology transfer Air quality/air pollution Research Emissions Long-range air pollution Transboundary effects Air pollution (non-stationary sources) Dispute settlement Pollution control Enforcement/compliance Air pollution (stationary sources) Monitoring Ozone layer
Geographical area
Europe, Arctic, North America
Abstract

Objectives: To protect man and his environment against air pollution and to endeavour to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent air pollution, including long-range transboundary air pollution.

Summary of provisions: The Parties undertake to develop policies and strategies to combat the discharge of air pollutants. They agree to cooperate inter alia in the conduct of research into and/or development of technologies for reducing, monitoring and measuring emissions of sulphur compounds and other major air pollutants. They are also to cooperate in researching the effects of these pollutants on human health and the environment, including agriculture, forestry, materials, aquatic and other natural ecosystems with a view to establishing a scientific basis for dose/effect relationships designed to protect the environment. Finally, they undertake to implement education and training programmes related to the environmental aspects of pollution by sulphur compounds and other major air pollutants.

Institutional mechanisms: An Executive Body is established within the framework of the Senior Advisers to ECE Governments on Environmental Programmes, to inter alia review the implementation of the Convention and establish, as appropriate, working groups to consider matters related to the implementation and development of the Convention, and to this end to prepare appropriate studies and recommendations.

(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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