Pacific Clearing House Mechanism
Clearing house mechanism for multilateral environmental agreements in the Pacific region
The Pacific regional clearinghouse mechanism for multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) is a project component of the project "Capacity Building related to MEAs in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries", known as the ACP MEAs project. The ACP MEAs project is funded by the EC and implemented by UNEP.
The main method available under international law for countries to work together on global environmental issues is the multilateral environmental agreement (MEA). MEAs are agreements between states which may take the form of "soft-law", setting out non-legally binding principles which parties will respect when considering actions which affect a particular environmental issue, or "hard-law" which specify legally-binding actions to be taken to work toward an environmental objective.
Click here for a summary table of the status of Pacific Island countries in relation to International and Regional conventions.