Multilateral Environmental Agreements Ppt

4 The spread of MEAS has spread over the past 3 decades. In particular, since 1972, the Stockholm International Conference has flourished over the past three decades, particularly since 1972 Stockholm Reasons: Reasons: Response to the gravity of environmental problems Response to the gravity of environmental problems Growing understanding of regional and global nature of environmental problems Growingund International legal instruments having An environmental protection objective between a large number of states or international organizations as parties; concluded in writing – governed by international law – can be used in a single instrument or in two or more instruments (framework agreements) BACKGROUND Milestones in the development of MMA 1972 – Stockholm Conference on Human Development > first attempt to address the relationship between the environment and development at the global level; > adopted the world`s first environmental action plan; > UNEP. 1992 – Rio Conference on Environment and Development > national and international policies to integrate environmental, economic and social objectives; > 2 main results: Rio Declaration and Agenda 21; > accelerated development of modern MEAs: more than 60% of MEAs created after 1992. Environmental Statistics Training Workshop, Doha, September 2012 page 1 Qatari Framework Project for Environmental Statistics to Structure the Environment. 4 CONTEXT Milestones in the development of the MEAsStockholm Conference on Human Development > first attempt to address the relationship between the environment and development at the global level; > adopted the world`s first environmental action plan; > UNEP. Rio Conference on the Environment and Development > national and international policies to integrate environmental, economic and social objectives; > 2 main results: Rio Declaration and Agenda 21; > accelerated development of modern MEAs: more than 60% of MEAs created after 1992.