Green Laws

Internationa& regional environmental  Conventions / Treaties

Climate Change and atmosphere
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 
Kyoto Protocol 
Montreal Protocol 
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer 
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 
RAMSAR Convention 
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) 
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 
Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety 
International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) 

Ocean, seas and water
International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (IMO-BWM) 
Convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter (The London Convention) 
International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 
International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea 
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling 

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and Madrid Protocol on the Protection of the Antarctic Environment 

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) 

Chemicals and wastes
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer  
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal 
Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade 
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants 

African regional agreements
Additional Act n° 03/2001 bearing adoption of the agricultural policy of the UEMOA 
African Euasian Waterbird Agreement 
African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources (Algiers Convention) 
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) 
Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management, and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the East Africa Region (CPMDMC of EA) 
Convention on Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (CLVFO) 
Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) 
Lusaka Agreement on Co-Operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora 
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) 
Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African region (PPAWFEA) 
Protocol concerning specially protected areas and biological diversity in the Mediterranean 
Regional Convention On Fisheries Cooperation Among African States Bordering The Atlantic Ocean 
Southern African Development Community (SADC) 
The Treaty For The Establishment of The East African Community (EAC) 
Abidjan Convention for Co-operation in the protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region 

Non-binding international agreements, reports & documents
Copenhagen Accord 
Earth Charter 
Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development 
Agenda 21: Programme of Action for Sustainable Development 
Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future 

UNESCO Covention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention)

For more information and comprehensive lists of treaties
UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC)