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Protocol to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or their Transboundary Fluxes

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Oct 31, 1988
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000999)
Title abbreviation

1988 NOx Protocol

Title (French)

Protocole à la Convention sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance de 1979, relatif à la lutte contre les émissions d'oxydes d'azote ou de leurs flux transfrontières

Title (Spanish)

Protocolo de la Convención sobre la contaminación atmosférica transfronteriza a larga distancia de 1979 relativo a la lucha contra las emisiones de óxido de nitrógeno o sus flujos transfronterizos

Title (Other)

Protokoll zu dem Übereinkommen von 1979 über weiträumige grenzüberschreitende Lufverunreinigung betreffend die Bekämpfung von Emissionen von Stickstoffoxiden oder ihres grenzüberschreitende Flusses

Place of adoption
Sofia
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English, French, Russian
Entry into force
Feb 14, 1991
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Education Long-range air pollution 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
Arctic, Europe, North America
Abstract

Objective: To provide for the control or reduction of nitrogen oxides and their transboundary fluxes.

Summary or provisions: The Parties agree to control or reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide or their transboundary fluxes at or to the level of the national annual emissions or transboundary fluxes of the calendar year 1987 by 14 December 1994 (art. 2.1). They undertake to apply national emission standards to new stationary and mobile sources and introduce pollution control measures for existing major stationary sources (art. 2. 2). They are to make unleaded fuel sufficiently available two years after the protocol enters into force (art. 4) and give high priority to research and monitoring techniques in determining necessary reduction of emissions (arts. 2.3 and 6). They agree to exchange information and consistent with national laws, to facilitate exchange of technology to reduce nitrogen emission and their transboundary fluxes (arts. 3 and 8).

(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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