Global Environment Facility
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
Helsinki Convention on the Protection of the Baltic Sea
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.
Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Water Convention
This is intended to strengthen national measures for the protection and ecologically sound management of transboundary surface waters and groundwaters.
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean, Barcelona Convention
Comprehensive regional approach for the protection and enhancement of the marine environment in the Mediterranean Sea Area,Area
Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic 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
Wild Birds Directive
Conservation of wild birds
The Danube River Protection Convention
Protection of Danube river
Convention to Combat Desertification
This Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Convention on the Law of the Sea
Law of the sea
Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, Espoo Convention
The Espoo (EIA) Convention stipulates the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning.
Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, Basel Convention
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
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78)
The MARPOL Convention is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes
Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other matter, London Convention
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.
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
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.
European Landscape Convention
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 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
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.
Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, Bern Convention
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.
Convention on Migratory Species, Bonn Convention
Conservation and effective management of migratory species
Convention on Biological Diversity
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
The World Heritage Convention
One of the most universal international legal instruments for the protection of the cultural and natural heritage.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES Convention
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 - Bulgaria
Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria
Ministry of Environment - Georgia
Ministry of Environment of Georgia
Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Romania
Ministry of Waters and Environmental Protection in Romania
Ministry for Natural Resources - Russian Federation
Ministry for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization - Turkey
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
Ministry of Environmental Protection - Ukraine
Ministry for Environmental Protection of Ukraine
Black Sea Projects list
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)
NGOs, Foundations, Associations
Union of Black Sea and Caspian Confederation of Enterprises
Greener Planet: A World without Cigarettes
American Lung Association