International Environmental Protection Agreements

1.78 Recommendation. Transport Canada should define environmental performance and meet the expectations that marine oil pollution prevention and monitoring programs can reasonably meet. The use of multilateral environmental agreements began in 1857, when a German agreement regulates the flow of water between Lake Constance and Austria and Switzerland. [3] International environmental protocols were highlighted in environmental policy following a broad perception of cross-border environmental problems in the 1960s. [4] 1.10 In addition to the growing number of international environmental agreements, international environmental agreements have also increased in size and complexity. While previous agreements focused on a limited number of topics, the latest agreements deal with a much wider range of issues. In addition, the terms of recent agreements are generally more comprehensive and stricter and cover a wider range of commitments. The aim of the World Heritage Convention is to identify and preserve potential sites that are important to cultural and natural heritage. Places that have been declared World Heritage are protected by international law and can benefit from international financial assistance. Sites in the United States include Yellowstone National Park, Independence Hall and the Statue of Liberty. The aim of CITES is to regulate international trade in certain endangered plants and animals.

There are nearly 36,000 plants and animals protected by CITES and the species are classified into three levels of protection according to the degree of regulation required. We conclude that the global environmental regime contributes significantly to the institutionalization of the global health system, considering that the health system itself includes very few treaties, which focus primarily on health. When thinking about how global governance can improve population health, policymakers should not simply look at the instruments at their disposal in the field of global health institutions. They should broaden their perspectives to integrate the contribution of other global regimes such as the global environmental regime. Old KJ, Meunier S. The politics of the complexity of the international regime. Perspect Polit. 2009;7 (1):13-24. 1.30 Knowing whether the environmental objectives and expected outcomes of the agreements will be achieved is a prerequisite for the effectiveness of accountability.