Environment: cooperation with third countries

Environment: cooperation with third countries

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Environment: cooperation with third countries


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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Environment: cooperation with third countries

Our land, seas, rivers and air are under attack from factors which do not recognise international borders; when it comes to protecting the environment, the issues go well beyond the scope of national or regional considerations. The European Union and its individual Member States actively pursue a pro-environment policy in the context of successive EU enlargements, in bilateral relations with non-EU countries or regional groupings, and when negotiating and signing up to international agreements.


Ongoing enlargement

  • Turkey – Environment
  • Croatia – Environment
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Environment
  • Iceland – Environment

Enlargement of January 2007

  • Bulgaria
  • Romania

Enlargement of May 2004

  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • The Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia


General framework

Bilateral relations

  • EU-Russia environmental cooperation

Regional relations

  • Environment strategy for the Mediterranean
  • Europe-Asia cooperation strategy
  • Pan-European cooperation after enlargement
  • Multilateral Environment for Europe process
  • Black Sea Synergy
  • European Union Strategy for Danube Region
  • Baltic Sea Strategy


Air and climate

  • Kyoto Protocol on climate change
  • Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
  • Geneva Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
  • Protocol on Heavy Metals


Nature and biodiversity

  • The Rio de Janeiro Convention on biological diversity
  • Endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES)
  • Bern Convention
  • Conservation of Antarctic marine living resources
  • Conservation of migratory species – Bonn Convention
  • Convention on the Protection of the Alps



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