All codes assigned to: Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection

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Titl.1 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Republic of Latvia on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection TITL TITL
Src.1 Source: Unofficial Text SRC SRC
Pre.1 The Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Republic of Latvia, hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”, DESC DESC
Pre.2 acknowledging their responsibility for the improvement of the state of environment,
Pre.3 recognizing that each country having the sovereign right to use its natural resources, shall take measures to prevent the harmful transboundary effects of its activities, SOVR SOVR
Pre.4 acknowledging also that many environmental problems can be resolved in cooperation with international community,
Pre.5 bearing in mind the goals and principles of the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972, and the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, as well as the International agreements aimed at the protection of the Baltic Sea, RELA RELA
Pre.6 have agreed as follows:
Art.1 Article 1 SUBS SUBS
Art.1.1x The Parties shall cooperate in order to: investigate regional environmental problems on a bilateral and multilateral basis; SCIR
Art.1.1x.bx promote the intersectoral approach of tackling environmental issues by integration of environmental considerations into other areas of economic development; increase the effectiveness of national and international tools for the protection of environment.
Art.2 Article 2 SUBS IMPL
Art.2.1x The cooperation shall encompass inter alia the following sectors of environmental protection: sustainable use of natural and mineral resources;
Art.2.1x.bx promotion of environmentally sound technologies, among others elaboration of technologies for the disposal of wastes; SCIR SCIR reduction of transboundary pollution of environment;
Art.2.1x.dx protection of the sea;
Art.2.1x.ex coordinated elaboration of environmental criteria for policy setting and environmental policy instruments;
Art.2.1x.fx monitoring, prognosis and evaluation of the state of environment; SCIR
Art.2.1x.gx coordination of nature protection, especially regarding endangered species of flora and fauna;
Art.2.1x.hx radiation and nuclear safety issues;
Art.2.1x.ix coordinated efforts in the field of hazardous waste management
Art.3 Article 3 SUBS
Art.3.1x The Parties shall cooperate on the basis of agreements and technical protocols. The main forms and methods of cooperation shall be as follows: SCIR exchange of scientific information; INFO
Art.3.1x.bx arrangement of conferences, symposia and expert meetings; exchange of scientists and experts;
Art.3.1x.dx elaboration and implementation of joint programmes and projects;
Art.3.1x.ex coordination and development of environmental standards and legal acts.
Art.4 Article 4 SUBS
Art.4.1x The Parties shall exchange the information on the state of the environment on a regular basis. INFO INFO
Art.4.2x In case of environmental emergencies Parties shall inform the other Parties concerned and take immediate coordinated actions in order to liquidate the consequences of such emergencies. INFO INFO
Art.5 Article 5
Art.5.1x Shall one of Parties feel the emergence of the environmental danger caused by activities planned or undertaken by other Party shall exchange the information on the activity, including the possibility of cooperation in the field of environmental impact assessment. INFO SCIR INFO
Art.6 Article 6
Art.6.1x The general coordination of activities under this Agreement shall be taken by the Baltic Council of Ministers. RELA RELA
Art.7.1x This Agreement is open for amendments. Amendment shall be approved on the basis of consensus.
Art.7.2x Disputes between the Parties shall be settled by negotiations.
Art.7.3x This Agreement can be supplemented by special agreements and technical protocols. SCIR
Art.8.1x This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature.
Art.8.2x Each Party may withdraw from this Agreement by written notification. The withdrawal shall enter into force within twelve months of the receipt of such written notification by other Parties. After the withdrawal of one Party the Agreement shall remain in force for the other two Parties.
Conc.1 Done in Tallinn on July 21, 1995 in three copies in Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian and English each being equally authentic CONC TEXT CONC TEXT
Conc.2 In case of dispute the English text shall prevail.
Conc.3 For the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Conc.4 For the Government of the Republic of Latvia
Conc.5 For the Government of the Republic of Estonia