New Zealand has a history of involvement in global conservation efforts. Listed here are some of our international agreements and commitments.

Basel Convention

Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal.

Basel Convention

London Convention 1972

Convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter.

London Convention 1972

MARPOL

International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships.

MARPOL

Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Montréal Process is the Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests. It was formed in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 1994 to develop and implement internationally agreed criteria and indicators for the conservation and sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests.

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Codifies customary international law of the sea.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

A range of commitments aimed at stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Obliges parties to take appropriate measures to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects of modification of the ozone layer. 

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer