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1-10 of 10 for the Category : Law & Legislation and the Subcategory : International Conventions & Treaties


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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that was signed in Washington, DC on 3 March 1973, and came into force in 1975 after the 10th ratification.

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Environmental Standards

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Conforming to environmental legislation and meeting the demands of the green lobby present major challenges to organisations today. Environmental issues have come to the forefront in recent years with greater awareness

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Equator Principles

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In June 2003, 10 leading banks (representing approximately three quarters of the global project finance market) adopted the Equator Principles. These principles were developed by several leading banks and are based on the environmental and social pol

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Environmental governance is rapidly becoming a fundamental component in the management of corporations globally.

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Kyoto Protocol

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The Kyoto Protocol is an internationally negotiated framework for regulating greenhouse gas emissions of signatory countries that aims to limit the potential negative impacts of global warming and associated climate change (is manifested at global, r

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Montreal Protocol

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The Montreal Protocol was the original international instrument drawn up to ensure that measures were taken to protect the ozone layer.

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POPS & POPS Convention

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POPs stands for Persistent Organic Pollutants, which is a group of chemicals targeted for elimination. These chemicals are all products of the industrial age and were initially used by the first world in industrial processes.

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Ramsar Convention

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The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty, adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, and provides a framework for international cooperation for the conservation of wetlands.

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Transfrontier (Peace) Parks

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The Peace Parks Foundation, a Section 21 company not for gain, was started in February 1997 to facilitate the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas, which are also commonly referred to as peace parks.

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