Creating compliance regimes for multilateral environmental agreements


The importance of fostering effective Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) to tackle particular environmental problems requires strong, efficient and effective compliance regimes to enforce their legally binding commitments. Procedures and mechanisms, entailing binding consequences for parties in non-compliance must be clearly elaborated.


Paragraph 9 of the Ã…rhus Declaration (1988) commits the Ministers of Environment for the UN Economic Commission for Europe to strengthen compliance regimes for MEA's.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions