CONVENTIONS ON ENVIRONMENT

Sl. No.

NAME

PLACE

DATE

1

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

Geneva

13-11-1979

1a

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Long-term Financing of the Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe EMEP)

Geneva

28-09-1984

1b

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

Helsinki

08-07-1985

1c

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or their Transboundary Fluxes

Sofia

31-10-1988

1d

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

Geneva

18-11-1991

1e

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Oslo

14-06-1994

1f

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals

Aarhus

24-06-1998

1g

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Aarhus

24-06-1998

1h

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-Level Ozone

Gothenburg (Sweden)

30-11-1999

1i

Amendments to the Text and to Annexes I, II, III, IV, VI and VIII to the 1998 Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Geneva

18-12-2009

1j

Amendments to Annexes I and II to the 1998 Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Geneva

18-12-2009

1k

Amendment of the Text and Annexes II to IX to the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Longrange Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone and the Addition of New Annexes X and XI

Geneva

04-05-2012

1l

Amendments to the Text of and Annexes other than III and VII to the 1998 Protocol on Heavy Metals

Geneva

13-12-2012

2

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Vienna

22-03-1985

2a

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Montreal

16-09-1987

2b

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

London

29-06-1990

2c

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Copenhagen

25-11-1992

2d

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Montreal

17-09-1997

2e

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Beijing

03-12-1999

3

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Basel

22-03-1989

3a

Amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Geneva

22-09-1995

3b

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Basel

10-12-1999

4

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context. Espoo

Finland

25-02-1991

4a

Amendment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Sofia

27-02-2001

4b

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Kiev

21-05-2003

4c

Amendment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Cavtat

04-06-2004

5

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Helsinki

17-03-1992

5a

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

London

17-06-1999

5b

Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

Madrid

28-11-2003

6

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Helsinki

17-03-1992

7

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

New York

09-05-1992

7a

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Kyoto

11-12-1997

7b

Amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Nairobi

17-11-2006

7c

Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol

Doha

08-12-2012

7d

Paris Agreement

Paris

12-12-2015

8

Convention on Biological Diversity

Rio de Janeiro

05-06-1992

8a

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Montreal

29-01-2000

8b

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya

29-10-2010

8c

Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Nagoya

15-10-2010

9

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas

New York

17-03-1992

10

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa

Paris

14-10-1994

11

Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

Lusaka

08-09-1994

12

Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Water-courses

New York

21-05-1997

13

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Aarhus, Denmark

25-06-1998

13a

Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

Kiev

21-05-2003

13b

Amendment to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision- Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Almaty

27-05-2005

14

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam

10-09-1998

15

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Stockholm

22-05-2001

16

Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and to the 1

Kiev

21-05-2003

17

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Kumamoto

10-10-2013