Barcelona Convention

Name of the regional agreement Aim of the document Related documents

The Convention of 1976 for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution (Barcelona Convention).

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Safeguarding the Mediterranean Sea from pollution

The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) was established as part of the Convention.

1. Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea – encourages its parties to cooperate and to develop national plans in order to prevent, reduce and control ship-sourced pollution of the marine environment and to cooperate in responding to pollution incidents