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Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 18, 1991
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001130)
Title abbreviation

1991 VOC Protocol

Title (French)

Protocole à la Convention sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance de 1979, relatif à la lutte contre les émissions des composés organiques volatils ou leurs flux transfrontières

Title (Spanish)

Protocolo de la Convención de 1979 sobre la contaminación atmosférica transfronteriza a larga distancia, relativo a la reducción de las emisiones de compuestos orgánicos volátiles o sus flujos transfronterizos

Title (Other)

Protokoll zu dem Übereinkommen von 1979 über weiträumige grenzüberschreitende Luftverunreinigung betreffend die Bekämpfung von Emissionen flüchtiger organischer Verbindungen oder ihres grenzüberschreitenden Flusses

Place of adoption
Geneva
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English, French, Russian
Entry into force
Sep 29, 1997
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Education Long-range air pollution Standards Data collection/reporting Air pollution (non-stationary sources) Monitoring Technology transfer Transboundary effects Pollution control Emissions Air pollution (stationary sources) Dispute settlement Research
Geographical area
Europe, North America
Abstract

Objective: To enhance the framework for the control of long-range transboundary air pollution.

Summary of provisions: Article 1 defines EMEP, tropospheric ozone, take measures to control and reduce national emissions of volatile organic compounds, cooperate in controlling transboundary fluxes of such emissions and generating information to facilitate the control of such emissions (arts. 2 and 8). Parties are to exchange technology on appropriate terms, as a way of controlling the emission of VOCs (art. 4).

Institutional mechanisms: Parties undertake to regularly review the working of the Protocol (arts. 5 and 6). A mechanism for the settlement of disputes is established by article 12.

(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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