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1995: 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

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  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
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  Article 7  AMND DISP SUBS  AMND DISP 
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  Article 8  EIF RESV  MEMB EIF RESV 
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     
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2018. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
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Date accessed: 22 October 2018