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Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and Protocols

Published March 16, 1983

The UN Economic Commission for Europe states, “The aim of the Convention is that Parties shall endeavour to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent air pollution including long-range transboundary air pollution. Parties develop policies and strategies to combat the discharge of air pollutants through exchanges of information, consultation, research and monitoring.” The convention was opened for signature on November 13, 1979 and entered into force on March 16, 1983.

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