Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

Convention sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance

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History

13 Nov 1979, on signature of the Convention, as a result of a High-level Meeting within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the Protection of Environment; in force since 16 Mar 1983. Convention has been followed by: Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air-pollutants in Europe (1984 EMEP protocol), adopted 28 Sep 1984, Geneva (Switzerland), and entered into force on 28 Jan 1988; 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 (1985 Sulphur protocol), adopted 8 July 1985, Helsinki (Finland), and entered into force on 2 Sep 1987; Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Nitrogen Oxides Emissions or Their Transboundary Fluxes (1988 NOx protocol), adopted 31 Oct 1988, Sofia (Bulgaria), and entered into force on 14 Feb 1991; Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds on Their Transboundary Fluxes (1991 VOC protocol), adopted 18 Nov 1991, Geneva, and entered into force 29 Sep 1997; Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions, adopted 14 June 1994, Oslo (Norway), and entered into force 5 Aug 1998; Protocol to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals, adopted 24 June 1998, Århus (Denmark), and entered into force 29 Dec 2003; Protocol to the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP protocol), adopted 24 June 1998, Århus, and entered into force 23 Oct 2003; Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone, adopted 30 Nov 1999, Gothenburg (Sweden), and entered into force 17 May 2005. Previously also referred to in Spanish as Convenio sobre contaminación atmosférica transfronteriza o larga distancia. Also referred to as LRTAP Convention. Entered into force on 16 Mar 1983.

Aims

Limit and, as far as possible, generally reduce and prevent air pollution, especially long-range transboundary air pollution.

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English, French, Russian.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 50 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Pollution
  • Government
    • Frontiers
  • Law
    • Agreements

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

D9557

Last News Received

2017
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