|Legal name||Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances, 1983|
|Short name||Bonn Agreement|
|CELEX reference||21984A0716(02) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smar...(02)&model=guichett|
|Issued by||Bonn Agreement Secretariat|
|URL to issuer||http://www.bonnagreement.org/eng/html/we...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
|Abstract||The Bonn Agreement is an international agreement by North Sea coastal states, together with the EC to: offer mutual assistance and co-operation in combating pollution; execute surveillance as an aid to detecting and combating pollution and to prevent violations of anti-pollution regulations. The Bonn Agreement is a network of professionals with responsibility for adequate pollution response. The members of the Bonn Agreement are Belgium, Denmark, European Community, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Ireland will join the Bonn Agreement shortly. Representatives of these authorities ensure the execution of the Agreement. Many European countries are leaders in the field of surveillance and combating marine pollution. The members of the Bonn Agreement utilise this expertise with the plans and management of pollution incidents.|
|Geographic scope||North Sea|
The first Bonn Agreement was agreed in 1969 following some major oil spills, the Agreement was developed to encourage the North Sea states to improve jointly their basic capacity for combating oil pollution.
11.30.60 - External relations-Multilateral relations-Multilateral cooperation for protection of the environment, wild fauna, flora & natural resources.
|EC entry into force||13/09/1983|
|Convention secretariat||Bonn Agreement Secretariat|