Multilateral Environmental Agreements

What Are Multilateral Environmental Agreements?

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) is responsible for a number of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). MEAs are legally binding agreements relating to the environment between three or more states.  The benefits of MEAs include:

  • Promotion of cooperation on environmental issues that affect all countries and that no individual country can solve on its own.
  • Utilisation of available resources to the benefit of all the states that signed the agreement.
  • Promotion and sharing of best practices in managing environmental challenges.
  • Mobilisation of financial and technical resources to address common problems.