Links to Relevant Regional and
Global Agreements
To find out which LAC nations have ratified these agreements, please consult this page.

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Biodiversity/Conseration --
Convention on Biological Diversity
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Convention for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Protection of Priority Wild Areas in Central America
Regional Convention for the Management & Conservation of Natural Forests & Development of Forest Plantations

Climate Change --
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Kyoto Protocol
Central American Convention on Climate Change

Consumer Protection --
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
Parlatino Model Framework Law on Defense of Consumers & Users
CARICOM Protocol VIII: Competition Policy, Consumer Protection

Hazardous Goods/Substances --
UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations, 15th Edition (2007)
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC)
ILO Chemicals Convention
ILO Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention

Marine Environment --
Cartagena Convention for the Protection & Development of the Wider Caribbean Region
Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region
Lima Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment & Coastal Zone of the Southeast Pacific
Agreement on Regional Cooperation to Combat Contamination of the Southeast Pacific by Hydrocarbons & Other Noxious Substances in Cases of Emergency
Complementary Protocol
Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific from Contamination by Land-Based Sources

Waste --
Basel Convention on Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
OECD Decision C(2001)107/FINAL on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes as amended by C(2004)20
Regional Agreement on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes (Central America)

Other --
Montreal Protocol on Ozone-Depleting Substances
MERCOSUR Framework Agreement on the Environment
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
St. George's Declaration of Principles for Environmental Sustainability in the OECS
Treaty for Amazonian Cooperation
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