Apparue dans l’Antiquité, la question de la souffrance animale est aujourd’hui un sujet qui mobilise un grand nombre de personnes à travers le monde. Animaux d’élevage, animaux de compagnies, NAC [...]
The destruction of the ozone layer was threatening the planet. But the international community reacted in an exemplary way. The Montreal Protocol, signed by nearly 200 countries in 1987, put in [...]
Nuclear technologies make it possible to produce large amounts of energy for very little money whilst emitting virtually no greenhouse gases. But they also pose many problems linked to accident [...]
The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was signed 25 June 1998. It entered into force 30 October [...]
The UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by UNESCO's 17th general conference on November 16, 1972 and signed on November 23, 1972. It came into force on December 17, 1975. It was ratified by [...]
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted in New York 9 May 1992, opened for signing on June 1992 at the Rio World Conference and came into effect on 21 March 1994. It was ratified by 193 Parties.
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships is also known as the London Convention or the Marpol Convention (short for “marine pollution”). Signed the 2 November 1973, it was considerably revised by the Protocol of the same [...]
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was signed on 22 May 2001 and entered into force 17 May 2004. 151 countries signed the Convention, of which 127 ratified it. The European Union is a Party to the Convention since November 2004.