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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Mar 22, 1974
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000405)
Title (French)

Convention pour la protection du milieu marin dans la zone de la mer Baltique

Title (Other)

Konvention über den Schutz der Meeresumwelt des Ostseegebiets

Place of adoption
Helsinki
Depository
Finland
Language
English
Entry into force
May 3, 1980
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Standards Hazardous substances Data collection/reporting Oil pollution Dispute settlement Marine pollution (land-based sources) Maritime zone Exploration Law reform/harmonization/deregulation Authorization/permit Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Liability/compensation International relations/cooperation Institution Deep sea bed Transport/storage Management/conservation Marine pollution (dumping at sea) Marine pollution
Abstract

Objective: To protect and enhance the marine environment of the Baltic Sea area.

Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to control and restrict the introduction of hazardous and noxious substances into the area, including pollution from land-based sources. They are to prevent pollution from ships, pollution by dumping and pollution caused by exploitation of the sea bed and to cooperate in combating marine pollution. Annexes to the Convention contain lists of substances to be controlled.

Institutional mechanisms: A Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission is established, to keep under review the implementation of the Convention and the contents of the annexes.

This summary takes into account the amendments adopted between 1980 and 1993. (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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Denmark
Estonia -
European Union -
Finland
Germany
Latvia -
Lithuania -
Poland
Russian Federation
Sweden

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