Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) is a generic term for treaties, conventions, protocols and other binding instruments related to the environment. It is usually applied or referred to instruments of a geographic scope wider than that of a bilateral agreement.

Multilateral Environmental Agreements under the ACP MEAs 3 Programme:

COP15

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

 

https://www.cbd.int/

Australia, Cook Islands, France, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

 

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

 

https://www.cms.int/

Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa

 

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

 

https://cites.org/eng

Australia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, France, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga

 

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

https://www.brsmeas.org/

Australia, Cook Islands, France, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

 

Rotterdam Convention

https://www.brsmeas.org/

Australia, Cook Islands, France, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

 

Stockholm Convention

https://www.brsmeas.org/

Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

 

Minamata Convention

https://www.mercuryconvention.org/

Australia, France, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

 

Convention to ban the importation into Forum Island Countries of hazardous wastes within the South Pacific Region (Waigani Convention)

 

https://www.sprep.org/convention-secretariat/waigani-convention

Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu

Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region (Noumea Convention)

https://www.sprep.org/convention-secretariat/noumea-convention

Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, United States of America

 

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

The MEAs on biodiversity, waste and chemicals have direct linkages to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The activities under the ACP MEAs 3 Programme to implement the above MEAs contributes to the achievement of the SDGs. These SDGs are:

Goal 1      No Poverty

Goal 2      Zero Hunger

Goal 6      Clean water and sanitation

Goal 12    Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13    Climate action

Goal 14    Life below water

Goal 15    Life on land

Goal 17    Partnerships for Goals