Africa collection: Organizations and NGO's

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Environmental NGO’s

  1. OSS (Observatory of the Sahara and Sahel)
  2. FEWS
  3. USAID
  4. UNICEF

UN Conventions, Protocols and Agreements

Atmosphere
  1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  2. Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Biodiversity
Global
  1. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
  2. Bonn Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
  3. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  4. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  5. Marine Mammal Action Plan (MMAP)
  6. United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
Regional
  1. Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
  2. Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic & North Seas (ASCOBANS)
  3. Agreement on the Conservation of the Black Seas, Mediterranean and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS)
  4. Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (Eurobats)
Chemicals and Wastes
  1. Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
  2. Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol
  3. Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
  4. Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (1998) (joint interim secretariat with FAO)
  5. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Land
  1. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  2. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Oceans, Seas & Water
  1. Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean
  2. Abidjan Convention for Co-operation in the protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region
  3. East Asian Seas Action Plan
  4. Cartagena Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region
  5. Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern Africa Region
  6. North-West Pacific Action Plan/NOWPAP
  7. Guatemala Convention for the North-East Pacific
  8. Helsinki Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area
  9. OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (Oslo and Paris conventions)
  10. Arctic Council for the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment
  11. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982
  12. Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities
Other
  1. UNESCO World Heritage Convention (WHC)
  2. Antarctic Treaty System: Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and Madrid Protocol on the Protection of the Antarctic Environment

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Surface, M. (2008). Africa collection: Organizations and NGO's. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/149889

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