International conventions on pollution and environment

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  • Tsar detonated

    Tsar detonated
    The strongest nuclear bomb ever created, with the yield of 200 megatons of TNT.
  • Silent spring is published

    Silent spring is published
  • NUCLEAR - Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

  • NUCLEAR - Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    In 1962, there was 140 nuclear explosions around the world.
    In 1963, only 50 explosions, no more than 90 between 1968 and 1970, and under 60 since 1973.
  • First Chinese nuclear test

    First Chinese nuclear test
    Successful detonation of the Project 956 nuclear warhead
  • Torrey Canyon oil spill

    Torrey Canyon oil spill
  • OIL - International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

    International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage
    - CIVIL LIABILITY
  • OIL - International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties

  • OIL - International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

  • MARINE POLLUTION - Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

  • United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

    United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
  • MARINE POLLUTION - Convention On The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping Of Wastes And Other Matter

  • MARINE POLLUTION - International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)

  • UNEP calls for action on POPs

    UNEP calls for action on POPs
  • Atlantic Empress oil spill

    Atlantic Empress oil spill
  • AIR - Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP)

    AIR - Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP)
    Only (now) EU, former Soviet Union, USA, Canada
  • MARINE POLLUTION - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

    MARINE POLLUTION - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
  • Nowruz Field Platform oil spill

    Nowruz Field Platform oil spill
    260,000 tons of oil spilled
  • Castillo de Bellver oil spill

    Castillo de Bellver oil spill
    252,000 tons of oil spilled
  • The Antarctic Ozone Hole discovered

    The Antarctic Ozone Hole discovered
  • AIR - Protocol on Long-Term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP)

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • AIR - Helsinki Protocol on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

  • Chernobyl disaster

    Chernobyl disaster
    Outcomes:
    - uninhabitable area
    - radiation exposure and related illnesses (eg. cancer)
    - genetic disorders (long-term, up to several generations)
  • NUCLEAR - Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency

  • NUCLEAR - Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

  • Our common future (Brundtland Report) is published

    Our common future (Brundtland Report) is published
  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

  • AIR - Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or Their Transboundary Fluxes

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • OIL - International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation

  • AIR - Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or Their Transboundary Fluxes

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • OIL - International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

  • POLLUTION - Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

  • WATER - Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

  • Earth Summit

    Earth Summit
  • CLIMATE CHANGE - United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change

    The most important international environmental treaty of all times
  • UNFCCC signed

    UNFCCC signed
  • Agenda 21 is published

    Agenda 21 is published
  • OIL - International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

  • AIR - Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • The rise of local initiatives

    The rise of local initiatives
  • NUCLEAR - Convention on Nuclear Safety

  • MARINE POLLUTION - Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972

  • NUCLEAR - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

  • OIL - International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Kyoto protocol

    Effective from 2005 (without participation of USA)
  • AIR - CLRTAP Protocol on Heavy Metals

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • AIR - Aarhus Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants

    Protocol to CLRTAP
  • POLLUTION - Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone

  • OIL - Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances

  • POLLUTION - Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

  • MARINE POLLUTION - International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems in Ships

  • AIR - ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Bali action plan

  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Copenhagen accords

  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Cancun agreements

  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Durban platform

  • POLLUTION - Protocol on Civil Liability for Damage and Compensation for Damage Caused by Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters

  • POLLUTION - Minamata Convention on Mercury

  • CLIMATE CHANGE - Paris agreement

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    Decolonization process

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    Over 1,5 milion tons of oil spilled

    Between 1979 and 1989, more than 1,5 million tons of oil was spilled during mining or transportation accidents.