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Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
May 22, 2003
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001374)
Place of adoption
Kiev
Depository
Ukraine
Language
English
Entry into force
Jan 4, 2006
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Tourism Mountain area Effluent waste water/discharge Ecosystem preservation Protected area Transport/storage Endangered species Renewable energy Environmental planning Management/conservation Dispute settlement Energy conservation/energy production Basin/catchment/watershed Monitoring Early warning system/emergency intervention system Public participation GMO Water supply Protection of habitats Precautionary principle Research Alien species Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Land-use planning Polluter pays principle Biodiversity Education Agro-forestry Environmental indicators Sustainable use Cultural heritage Sustainable development EIA Protection of species
Abstract

Objective: To pursue a comprehensive policy and cooperate for the protection of sustainable development of the Carpathians with a view to improving the quality of life, strengthening local economies and communities and conserving natural values and cultural heritage.

Summary of provisions: Article 2 affirms the principles which are to guide the measures taken by the Parties, including precaution, prevention, polluter pays, public participation and stakeholder involvement, transboundary cooperation, integrated planning and management of land and water resources, as well as the ecosystem and programmatic approaches. Parties are to pursue policies aiming at conservation, sustainable use and restoration of biological and landscape diversity throughout the Carpathians (art. 4.1). Parties undertake to pursue policies aimed at the prevention of introduction of alien invasive species and release of genetically modified organisms threatening ecosystems, habitats or species, and at their control or eradication (art.4.3). Parties agree to cooperate in developing an ecological network, in establishing and supporting a Carpathian Network of Protected Areas, as well as enhance conservation and sustainable management outside of protected areas (art. 4.5). Parties further undertake to pursue policies for sustainable and integrated water/river basin management (art.6), sustainable agriculture and forestry (art.7), sustainable transport and infrastructure (art. 8), sustainable tourism (art.9), industry and energy (art. 10), cultural heritage and knowledge (art.11) and awareness raising, education and public participation (art. 13). Moreover, the Parties agree to apply where necessary risk assessments, environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments and consult on projects of transboundary character to avoid transboundary harmful effects (art. 12.1)

Institutional mechanisms: A Conference of the Parties is established (art.14) as well as a Secretariat (art.15). Subsidiary bodies are to provide the Conference with technical assistance, information and advice on specific issues (art.16).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)

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