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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a law on the protection of the Caspian Sea from pollution

02.11.2021 160 просмотров

The purpose of the document is to prevent, reduce, control and, to the extent possible, eliminate pollution of the marine environment from land-based sources and from land-based activities in order to achieve and maintain an ecologically healthy marine environment of the Caspian Sea.


The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the law on ratification of the protocol on protection of the Caspian Sea from pollution from land-based sources and as a result of land-based activities to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea. This was announced by the press service of the President of Kazakhstan on Monday.

“The head of state signed the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On ratification of the protocol for the protection of the Caspian Sea from pollution from land-based sources and as a result of land-based activities to the Framework Convention for the Protection of Marine environment of the Caspian Sea,” the report says.

The Protocol was signed in December 2012 in Moscow. The purpose of the document is to prevent, reduce, control and, to the maximum extent possible, eliminate pollution of the marine environment from land-based sources and from land-based activities in order to achieve and maintain an ecologically healthy marine environment of the Caspian Sea.

It is planned that the ratification of this protocol will promote the use of the best available technologies and environmental practices in the implementation of economic activities in the waters of the sea and in its coastal zone. In addition, a database will be created on the physical, biological and chemical characteristics of the marine environment and coastal areas of the Caspian Sea, including the volumes of pollutants entering the sea from land-based sources. This will allow for a regular assessment of the state of the marine environment and coastal areas of the Caspian Sea, an assessment of the level of sea pollution along its coastline.

The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea was signed in November 2003 by representatives of five Caspian littoral countries: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. The purpose of the convention is to protect the marine environment of the Caspian Sea from pollution, including the conservation, restoration, sustainable and rational use of its biological resources.

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