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Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at Least 30 per Cent

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Jul 8, 1985
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000850)
Title abbreviation

1985 Sulphur Protocol

Title (French)

Protocole à la Convention sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance, de 1979, relatif à la réduction des émissions de soufre ou de leurs flux transfrontières d'au moins 30 pour cent

Title (Spanish)

Protocolo de la Convención sobre la contaminación atmosférica a larga distancia, de 1979, sobre reducción de las emisiones de azufre o sus flujos transfronterizos en al menos 30 por ciento

Title (Other)

Protokoll zu dem Übereinkommen von 1979 über weiträumige grenzüberschreitende Luftverunreinigung betreffend die Verringerung von Schwefelemissionen oder ihres grenzüberschreitenden Flusses um mindestens 30 von Hundert

Place of adoption
Helsinki
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English, French, Russian
Entry into force
Sep 2, 1987
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Dispute settlement Transboundary effects Long-range air pollution Emissions Air quality/air pollution Pollution control Monitoring Research Education
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, North America
Abstract

Objective: To provide for a 30 per cent reduction in sulphur emissions or transboundary fluxes by 1993.

Summary of provisions: The Parties agree to reduce their national annual sulphur emissions, or their transboundary fluxes, to at least 30 per cent below 1980 levels by 1993 (arts. 2 and 6). They undertake to study the need for further reductions (art. 3) and to report their annual sulphur emissions to the Executive Body of the Convention (art. 4).

Institutional mechanisms: The Cooperative programme for the monitoring and evaluation of the long-range transmission of air pollutants in Europe, created under the Convention, is to report annually to the Executive Body of the Convention its calculations of the sulphur budget, transboundary fluxes, and sulphur depositions within the geographical scope of the Convention (art.5).

(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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