Legal and Soft Law Instruments Pertinent to Climate Engineering

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  1. United Nations Outer Space Treaty  (1967)
  2. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Convention) (1972)/London Protocol (1996)
  3. Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) (1978)
  4. Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (1979)
  5. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)
  6. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987)
  7. Convention on Biological Diversity (1992)
  8. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
  9. United Nations Resolutions
  10. International Law Commission
  11. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
  12. European Union
  13. Statements of Private Organizations

 

1. United Nations Outer Space Treaty (1967) 

2. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Convention) (1972)/London Protocol (1996)

  • 2.2 Resolutions
  • 2.5 Reports of the Parties to the London Convention/London Protocol
  • 2.6 Informational Documents

3. Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) (1978)

4. Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (1979)

5. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)

6. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987)

7. Convention on Biological Diversity (1992)

  • 7.2 Decisions/Statements of the Parties to the CBD Pertinent to Climate Geoengineering
  • 7.3 Reports:
  • 7.4 Reports of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice:

8. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)

 

9.  United Nations Resolutions

10. International Law Commission

11. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

12. European Union

13. Statements by Private Organizations