Other international agreements

Fairy prion pair at nest cavity, Mangere Island, Chatham Islands. Photo: Rod Morris.
Fairy prion pair at nest cavity, Mangere
Island, Chatham Islands

Basel Convention

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

London Convention 1972

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


International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships.

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.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Codifies customary international law of the sea.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

A range of commitments aimed at stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations.

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.