Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, Geneva, 1979

The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution was negotiated in 1979 and belongs to the important instruments of prevention of the long-range transfer of air pollution. The Convention has a framework character: the contractual reduction of air pollution is realized through protocols adopted to the Convention. So far, 8 protocols have been adopted. The Czech Republic acceeded to the Convention on 1 January 1993 and is a party to all 8 protocols.

The current CLRTAP development strategy is focusing, above all, on increase in ratifications and on the revision of the last 3 protocols, i. e. the revision of the Protocol on Heavy Metals, Protocol on Persistant Organic Pollutants and Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone. An important task is also the strenghthening of the implementation of the Protocols and of the emission reporting by the Parties, including its control.

Contact person for the Convention: Pavel Gadas.

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