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European Landscape Convention

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Oct 20, 2000
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001326)
Title (French)

Convention Européenne du Paysage

Place of adoption
Florence
Depository
COE Council of Europe
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Mar 1, 2004
Subject
Land & soil, Agricultural & rural development, Wild species & ecosystems, Forestry
Keyword
Soil conservation/soil improvement Education Environmental planning Data collection/reporting Land-use planning Protection of species Local government Monitoring International relations/cooperation Public participation
Abstract

Objectives: To promote landscape protection, management and planning, and to organise European co-operation on landscape issues. Summary of provisions: The Convention covers ’landscape’, a term defined in article 1. Parties undertake to integrate landscape in all their relevant policies and to establish procedures for public participation in the definition and implementation of landscape measures(art. 5). Parties further agree to increase and promote awareness, training and education in landscape-related issues, to identify and assess landscape, to define landscape and quality objectives, and to adopt measures aimed at protecting, managing and/or planning the landscape (art. 6). Chapter II of the Convention provides for European co-operation in the consideration and implementation of landscape policies and programmes through mutual assistance, exchange of information and identification of transfrontier landscapes. A landscape award is created to designate a lastingly effective landscape policy, implemented by a Party’s territorial authority, which can serve as an example to other territorial authorities in Europe (art. 11). Institutional mechanisms: This Convention has been concluded in the framework of the Council of Europe. Existing competent Committees of Experts designated by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention (art. 10). Their work is reported to the Committee of Ministers by the Secretary General.

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