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International Environmental Law: Acronyms Chart

Acronymns You Should Know...

Agenda21
Programme of Action for Sustainable Development
MARPOL
International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships
Aarhus Convention   
Convention on Access to Information, Public
Participation in Decision-Making and Access to
Justice in Environmental Matters
Montreal Protocol
Montreal Protocol on Substances that
Deplete the Ozone Layer
Basel Convention   
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary
Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
NAAEC
North American Agreement on
Environmental Cooperation
Basel Ban Amendment
Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage
Resulting from Transboundary Movements of
Hazardous Wastes
OLDEPESCA
Agreement Instituting the Latin American
Organization for Fisheries Development

Biodiversity

Convention

Convention on Biological Diversity
OPRC
1990 International Convention on Oil
Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation
Bunkers Convention
International Convention on Civil Liability for
Bunker Oil Pollution Damage
OSPAR Convention
Convention for the Protection of the Marine
Environment of the North-East Atlantic
Cartagena Protocol
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention
on Biological Diversity
Paris Convention
Paris Convention on Third Party Liability
in the Field of Nuclear Energy
CBD
Convention on Biological Diversity

PIC

Rotterdam Convention on Trade in
Hazardous Chemicals
CCAMLR
Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic
Marine Living Resources
POPs
Persistant Organic Pollutants
CCSBT
Convention for the Conservation of Southern
Bluefin Tuna

Ramsar

Convention on Wetlands of International
Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat
CITES  
Convention on the International Trade in
Endangered Species of Wilde Fauna and Flora

Rio Declaration 

Rio Declaration on Environment
and Development
CLC
Convention on Civl Liability for Oil Pollution
Damage

Rotterdam Convention

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior
Informed Consent Procedure for Certain
Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in
International Trade
Climate Change Convention
United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change
Stockholm Convention
Stockholm Convention on Persistent
Organic Pollutants
CRAMRA
Antarctic Mineral Resources Convention
UNCCD
United Nations Convention to Combat
Desertification
ECE Treaty
ECE Convention on the Protection and Use of
Transboundary Watercourses and International
Lakes
UNCLOS
United Nations Convention on the Law
of the Sea
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change
IMO
International Maritime Organisation
Vienna Convention
Convention for the Protection of the
Ozone Layer
Kyoto Protocol
Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change
Wetlands Convention
Convention on Wetlands of International
Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat
LRTAP
Geneva Convention on Long-Range Transboundary
Air Pollution
WSSD
World Summit on Sustainable Development

 

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