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||The Commission was established to administer the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources ("Paris Convention"). The Commission regulates and controls inputs of substances and energy to the sea via the atmosphere and from land-based sources: rivers, pipelines, direct discharges and also offshore platforms. It has undertaken a thorough review of a number of industrial sectors in order to establish the best available techniques to avoid pollution from these sectors.
||[04 Jun 1974] Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources (Paris Convention, entered into force on 06 May 1978)
[17 May 1980] Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land Based Sources.
[26 Mar 1986] Protocol amending the Convention for the prevention of marine pollution from land-based sources.
The Paris Commission closely collaborates with the >Oslo Commission< and both will be combined, once the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-east Atlantic (>OSPAR Convention<) has been ratified by the present members of the Oslo and Paris Commissions.
|Germany, Fed. Rep.||member||01-Jan-1970|
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