The extraordinary session of the Conference of the Parties to the Tehran Convention held

20.07.2018,18:49


July 20, Fineko/abc.az. An extraordinary session of the Conference of the Parties to the "Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea" (Tehran Convention) was held in Moscow on 19-20 July 2018.

The Azerbaijani delegation was represented by a delegation led by the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources.

During the session, the five Caspian littoral states signed the “Protocol on Environmental Impact Assessment in A Transboundary Context of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea”.

The objective of the Protocol is to carry out cross-border assessments of environmental impacts, transparency and sustainable development principles to protect the expected impacts of economic activity in the Caspian Sea basin.

The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea came into force on August 12, 2006.