areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres
cultural heritage: architectural works, monumental sculpture and painting, elements or structures of an archaeological nature, inscriptions, cave dwellings, groups of buildings, sites (works of man or the combined works of nature and man)
species threatened with extinction which are or may be affected by trade
acknowledge the importance of migratory species being conserved and of Range States agreeing to take action to this end whenever possible and appropriate
protect human health and the environment against adverse effects resulting from modifications of the ozone layer
prompt assistance in the event of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency to minimize its consequences and to protect life, property and the environment from the effects of radioactive releases
any nuclear reactor wherever located; any nuclear fuel cycle facility; any radioactive waste management facility; the transport and storage of nuclear fuels or radioactive wastes; the manufacture, use, storage, disposal and transport of radioisotopes for agricultural, industrial, medical and related scientific and research purposes; and
the use of radioisotopes for power generation in space objects
the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits
Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature.
achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner
combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought through effective action at all levels with a view to achieve sustainable development in affected areas.
quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments
ensuring an adequate level of protection in the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and human health