List of international environmental agreements

This is a list of international environmental agreements.

Most of the following agreements are legally binding for countries that have formally ratified them. Some, such as the Kyoto Protocol, differentiate between types of countries and each nation's respective responsibilities under the agreement.

Alphabetical order

Topic order


  • Aarhus Convention Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, Aarhus, 1998
  • Espoo Convention Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, Espoo, 1991


Freshwater resources

Hazardous substances

Marine environment – global conventions

Marine environment – regional conventions

Marine living resources

Nature conservation and terrestrial living resources

Noise pollution

Nuclear safety

See also


External links

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