You are here

Access the relevant Resolutions, Decisions and Reports

International Agreements, Resolutions and Decisions

1. Convention on the Protection of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter (1972)

2. Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (1978)

3. Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (1980)

4. Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region-Protocol Concerning Co-operation in Combating Pollution in Cases of Emergency (1981)

5. Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Area of the South-East Pacific (1981)

6. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)

7. Protocol for the Protection of the South-East Pacific against Pollution from Land-Based Sources (1983)

8. Noumea Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region (1986)

9. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989)

10. Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (1991)

11. Bamako Convention on the Ban of Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous waste within Africa (1991)

12. Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (1991)

13. Convention on Biological Diversity (1992) 

14. Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (1992)

15. Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (1992)

16.Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 1992 (Helsinki Convention) (1992)

17. Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (1995)

18. Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (1995)

19. The convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region (Waigani Convention) (1995)

20. Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (1995)

21. Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (1996)

22. Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses (1997)

23. Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (1998) 

24. Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (1999)

25. Directive 2000/53/Ec of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles (2000)

26. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (2001)

27. Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific (Antigua Convention) (2002)

28. Commission Directive 2002/72/EC of 6 August 2002 relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (2002)

29. Protocol Concerning the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (2005)

30. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 29 November 2005-60/31. Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments (2005)

31. Compliance Procedures and Mechanisms Pursuant to Article 11 of the 1996 Protocol to the London Convention 1972 (Adopted in 2007: LC 29/17, annex 7) (2007)

32. Decision IG 17/2: Procedures and Mechanisms on Compliance under the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (2008)

33. Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 of 27 March 2008 on Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foods and Amending Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 (2008)

34. Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 Establishing A Framework for Community Action in the Field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) (2008)

35. Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the  Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (2011)

36. Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact With Food (2011)

37. Honolulu Strategy (2011)

38. Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its Eleventh Meeting XI/18. Marine and coastal biodiversity: Sustainable Fisheries and Addressing Adverse Impacts of Human Activities, Voluntary Guidelines for Environmental Assessment, and Marine Spatial Planning (2012)

39. Protocol for the Protection of the Caspian Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (2012)

40. Basel Convention Compilation of Decisions-Decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal:COP 6 - 10 and ExCOPs 1 (2012)

41. Additional Protocol to the Abidjan Convention Concerning Cooperation in the Protection and Development of Marine and Coastal Environment from Land-Based Sources and Activities in the Western, Central and Southern African Region (2012)

42. Manila Declaration on Furthering the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (2012)

43. Guidelines for the Development of Garbage Management Plans (2012)

44. Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean in the Framework of Article 15 of the Land Based Sources Protocol (2013) 

45. Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly on 9 December 2013-68/70. Oceans and the Law of the Sea (2013)

46. Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its Twelve Meeting-XII/23. Marine and coastal biodiversity: Impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity of anthropogenic underwater noise and ocean acidification, priority actions to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for coral reefs and closely associated ecosystems, and marine spatial planning and training initiatives (2014)

47. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015-70/1. Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015)

48. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Closing the loop - An EU action plan for the Circular Economy (2015)

49. Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Partiesto the Connventionon Biological Diversity-XIII/10. Addressing impacts of marine debris and anthropogenic underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity (2016)

50. Creating Innovative Solutions Through the Basel Convention for the Environmentally Sound Management of Household Waste (2016)

51. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 23 December 2016-71/257. Oceans and the Law of the Sea (2016)

52. Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres (2017) 

53. BC-13/17: Work programme and operations of the Open-ended Working Group for the biennium 2018–2019 (2017)

54. World Trade Organization-Regular Notification (2017)

55. Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017-71/312. Our Ocean, Our Future: Call for Action (2017)

56. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 7 December 2016-71/123. Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments (2017)

 

Technical Reports

1. OPA Responds to Attack from Hydro-Bio Industry, 2009

2. Guideline for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches in the OSPAR Maritime Area, 2010

3. Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas, 2013

4. Benefits and Challenges of Bio- and Oxy-degradable Plastics, 2013

5. Methodology for Monitoring Macro-Debris (>2.5cm) on Beaches 

6. Regional Action Plan for Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in the North-East Atlantic, 2014

7. OSPAR Commision-Overview and assessment of implementation reports Fishing for Litter (on Recommendation 2010/19), 2014

8. Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: a global assessment-GESAMP,2015 

9. “Oxo-Biodegradable” Plastics and Other Plastics with Additives for Degradation, 2015 

10. Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, concerns and impacts on marine environments. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2015

11. UNEP (2016). Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi. (UNEP), 2016

12. Plastics Marine Litter and the Circular Economy-Summary for Policy Makers, 2016

13. The Impact of the Use of "Oxo-degradable" Plastic on the Environment, 2016 

14. The New Plastics Economy-Rethinking the Future of Plastics, 2016

15. Plastics, Marine Litter and Circular Economy-Microbeads – Product Briefings, 2017

16. Plastics, Marine Litter and Circular Economy-Polystyrene– Product Briefings, 2017

17. Plastics, Marine Litter and Circular Economy-Single Use Plastics– Product Briefings, 2017

18. Intentionally added microplastics in products, 2017 

19 Decision IG.22/10 Implementing the Marine Litter Regional Plan in the Mediterranean (Fishing for Litter Guidelines, Assessment Report, Baselines Values, and Reduction Targets), 2017

20. A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, 2018

21.Marine Litter Legislation: A Toolkit for Policymakers, 2016 

22. Marine Litter Vital Graphics, 2016

23. Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry, 2014

24. Marine Litter: Abandoned, Lost or Otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear, 2009

25. Mikroplast i kosmetiska produkter och andra kemiska produkter Rapport från ett regeringsuppdrag, 2018

26. Mikroplaster-Redovisning av regeringsuppdrag om källor till mikroplaster och förslag på åtgärder för minskade utsläpp i Sverige, 2017

27. Förslag till nationellt förbud mot mikrokorn av plast i kosmetiska produkter Rapport från ett regeringsuppdrag, 2016

28. Decision IG.21/7 Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean in the Framework of Article 15 of the Land Based Sources Protocol, 2014

29. Decision IG.22/7 Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast
and Related Assessment Criteria, 2015

30. Marine Litter Assessment in the Mediterranean, 2015

31. Mediterranean Quality Status Report, 2017

32. Monitoring Guidance for Marine Litter in European Seas, 2013

33. Workshop on Liability and Redress Held in the Context of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in Vienna from 19 To 21 September 2002: Report of the Co-Chairs (2003)

34. Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its Sixth Meeting (2005)

35. Global Environment Facility Council-Initial Guidelines for Enabling Activities for the Minamata Convention on Mercury (2014)

36. Global Environment Facility Council-Relations with the Conventions and Other International Institutions (2017)

37. Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its seventeenth meeting (2016)

38. Report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg Declaration) (2002)