International Agreement To Prevent Environmental Degradation

1.105 The agreement. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, particularly as a Waterbird Habitat (the Ramsar Convention), was adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. The agreement entered into force internationally in 1975 and Canada became a contracting party in 1981. The member countries of the Convention have a total of 138 in May 2004 and represent all geographical regions of the world. This category and subcategory are intended to cover all agreements to protect or manage human interactions with plant and animal species. It covers all fisheries and fisheries management agreements as well as all agreements on agriculture (excluding raw material agreements). The coding terms used for INCLUSION are: 1.24 Department Performance Reports must also strive to be concise and well understood by Canadians. Because they are not intended to be complete or provide comprehensive information on everything a federal department does. Competing priorities often make it more difficult to report on all outstanding programs and initiatives. As a result, there is no indication that responsible departments will use departmental performance reports to report on the results of international environmental agreements. Nevertheless, the Treasury Board of the Secretariat of Canada encourages departments to channel readers to other publications or websites, using their service reports, where they can find more complete performance information. Most environmental problems are cross-border and often global and can only be effectively addressed through international cooperation.

That is why the Lisbon Treaty stipulates that one of the main objectives of the EU`s environmental policy is to promote action at the international level to address regional or global environmental problems, and in particular to combat climate change. The EU is actively involved in the development, ratification and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements. 1.63 The agreement. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships (MARPOL) aims to eliminate deliberate pollution of the marine environment resulting from maritime operations and to minimize accidental releases of pollutants. In six annexes, the MARPOL Convention deals with pollution from hydrocarbons, chemicals, packaged goods, waste, wastewater and air emissions. The convention contains requirements for shipbuilding, certification and inspection, equipment, registrations and port procedures. The convention came into force internationally in 1983. Canada became a party to MARPOL in 1993 and has since adopted and implemented annexes dealing with oil pollution, chemicals and packaged products. 1.23 Results Reports. Effective accountability requires that actual results be measured and communicated against expectations.

Department reports on department plans and priorities and departmental performance reports are the two main means used by federal departments to report to Parliament on expected results. Departments can report, in other ways, on the results of their international environmental agreements, such as periodic reports. B the secretariats of the Convention, other publications or their websites. However, departmental performance reports are the most important and recognized instrument for reporting results and results to Parliament. The guidelines for an AED are defined by the participating countries.