The current parties to the Convention are shown on the right.
The Convention, which now has 51 Parties, identifies the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as its secretariat.
Since 1979 the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution has addressed some of the major environmental problems of the UNECE region through scientific collaboration and policy negotiation. The Convention has been extended by eight protocols that identify specific measures to be taken by Parties to cut their emissions of air pollutants.
The aim of the Convention is that Parties shall endeavour to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent air pollution including long-range transboundary air pollution. Parties develop policies and strategies to combat the discharge of air pollutants through exchanges of information, consultation, research and monitoring.
The Parties meet annually at sessions of the Executive Body to review ongoing work and plan future activities including a workplan for the coming year. The three main subsidiary bodies - the Working Group on Effects, the Steering Body to EMEP and the Working Group on Strategies and Review - as well as the Convention's Implementation Committee, report to the Executive Body each year.
Currently, the Convention's priority activities include review and possible revision of its most recent protocols, implementation of the Convention and its protocols across the entire UNECE region (with special focus on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and South-East Europe) and sharing its knowledge and information with other regions of the world. ''
EU/UNECE: CONVENTION ON LONG-RANGE TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION 25 YEARS ON.(United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
Dec 04, 2004; Complementarity. Speaking in his capacity as President-in-Office of the EU's Environment Council, Dutch Secretary of State for...
Clearing the air; 25 years of the convention on long-range transboundary air pollution.(SOCIOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY, LAW)(Brief Article)(Book Review)
Jun 01, 2005; K3593 92-1-116910-0 Clearing the air; 25 years of the convention on long-range transboundary air pollution. Economic commission...