The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment.
United Nations Environment Programme -
United Nations Development Programme
This is intended to abate pollution of the Baltic Sea area caused by discharges through rivers, estuaries, outfalls and pipelines, dumping and normal operations of vessels as well as through airborne pollutants.
This is intended to strengthen national measures for the protection and ecologically sound management of transboundary surface waters and groundwaters.
Comprehensive regional approach for the protection and enhancement of the marine environment in the Mediterranean Sea Area,Area
The purpose of the ACCOBAMS Agreement is to reduce the threats to Cetaceans in Mediterranean and Black Sea waters and improve our knowledge of these animals.
Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
Conservation of wild birds
Protection of Danube river
This Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification
Stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Law of the sea
The Espoo (EIA) Convention stipulates the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning.
Mindful of the growing threat to human health and the environment posed by the increased generation and complexity, and transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes
The MARPOL Convention is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes
Prevent the pollution of the sea by the dumping of waste and other matter that is liable to create hazards to human helath, to harm living resources and marine life.
Mindful of the precautionary approach as set forth in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants.
The aims of this Convention are to promote landscape protection, management and planning, and to organise European co-operation on landscape issues.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Maritime Organization
International Fund for Agricultural Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
This Convention are to conserve wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats, especially those species and habitats whose conservation requires the co operation of several States, and to promote such co operation.
Conservation and effective management of migratory species
The conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources
One of the most universal international legal instruments for the protection of the cultural and natural heritage.
Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria
Ministry of Environment of Georgia
Ministry of Waters and Environmental Protection in Romania
Ministry for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
Ministry for Environmental Protection of Ukraine
An extensive list with links to Black Sea Projects maintained by the Black Sea Web Project.
GEF BSERP - The Black Sea Ecosystems Recovery Project (Completed in April 2008)
Union of Black Sea and Caspian Confederation of Enterprises
Greener Planet: A World without Cigarettes
American Lung Association