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Bilateral Cooperation

Germany is involved with nature conservation on an international level already for several decades. To underpin the bilateral cooperation in the field of nature conservation and environmental protection politically, Germany made agreements with numerous countries worldwide at governmental and departmental (concerning the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety - BMU) level. A list of relevant agreements regarding nature conservation to follow:

Germany's bilateral agreements on nature conservation
CountryAgreementContentSource of information
AlbaniaDepartmental agreement
of 13.10.1992
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 2 of 16.01.1993, p. 60f
AustraliaDepartmental agreement
of 11.06.1992
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
BrazilDepartmental agreement
of 20.11.1996
Joint environmental declaration (agenda)Entry still due
BulgariaGovernmental agreement
of 14.04.1989;
replaced by the governmental agreement of 01.06.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 36 of 28.10.1989, p. 818ff;
BGBl II, No. 33 of 16.09.1993, p. 1824f
CanadaDepartmental agreement
of 17.09.1990
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
ChinaDepartmental agreement
of 26.09.1994
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
Czech RepublicGovernmental agreement with Czechoslovakia
of 05.10.1987;
replaced by governmental agreement
of 24.10.1996

(in force since 02.01.1999);
Transformation act
of 23.09.1998

(in force since 02.10.1998)
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 2 of 19.01.1988, p. 66ff;
BGBl II, No. 41 of 01.10.1998, p. 2586-2591;
BGBl II, No. 7 of 04.03.1999, p. 182
Czech RepublicGovernmental contract
of 12.12.1995
(in force since 25.10.1997);
Transformation act of 24.04.1997
(in force since 03.05.1997)
Cooperation in water management at the bordersBGBl II, No. 17 of 02.05.1997, p. 924-932;
BGBl II, No. 6 of 12.03.1998, p. 237
Czech RepublicDepartmental agreement
of 08.12.1999
Realisation of corporate pilot projects concerning environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 4 of 07.02.2000, p. 162ff
Czech RepublicDepartmental agreement
of 25.02.2004
Realisation of corporate pilot projects concerning environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 9 of 05.04.2004, p. 405ff
EstoniaDepartmental agreement
of 25.05.1992
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 44 of 17.12.1992, p. 1194ff
HungaryGovernmental agreement
of 12.12.1988;
replaced by governmental agreement of 09.05.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 20 of 13.06.1989, p. 506-509;
BGBl II, No. 33 of 16.09.1993, p. 1822f
IndiaDepartmental agreement
of 08.09.1998
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
IndonesiaDepartmental agreement
of 25.02.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
IranDepartmental agreement
of 04.10.1992
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
IsraelGovernmental agreement
of 11.12.1991
Cooperation in nature and landscape conservationEntry still due
IsraelGovernmental agreement
of 17.03.1993
Cooperation in environment and nature conservationEntry still due
JapanGovernmental agreement
of 26.08.1997
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 14 of 04.05.1998, p. 768f
LatviaDepartmental agreement
of 14.04.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 19 of 25.06.1993, p. 901f
LatviaDepartmental agreement
of 27.05.2004
Realisation of corporate pilot projects concerning environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 19 of 23.06.2004, p. 846ff
LithuaniaDepartmental agreement
of 16.04.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 19 of 25.06.1993, p. 899f
MalaysiaGovernmental agreement
of 18.11.1995
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
MexicoDepartmental agreement
of 25.10.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
PolandGovernmental agreement
of 10.11.1989;
replaced by the governmental agreement of 07.04.1994
(in force since 31.08.1998);
Transformation act of 25.03.1998
(in force since 02.04.1998)
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 12 of 18.04.1990, p. 262-272;
BGBl II, No. 8 of 01.04.1998, p. 282-286;
BGBl II, No. 48 of 26.11.1998, p. 2950
PolandGovernmental agreement
of 17.06.1991
Creation of the German-Polish board for environmentEntry still due
(reference in
BGBl II, No. 8 of 01.04.1998, p. 282-286)
PolandGovernmental contract
of 19.05.1992
(in force since 26.09.1996);
Transformation act of 06.01.1994
(in force since 16.01.1994)
Cooperation in water management at the bordersBGBl II, No. 3 of 15.01.1994, p. 59-66;
BGBl II, No. 39 of 18.09.1997, p. 1687
PolandDepartmental agreement
of 18.06.2001
Realisation of corporate projects concerning environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 23 of 19.07.2001, p. 756ff
PolandDepartmental agreement
of 02.02.2005
Realisation of corporate projects concerning environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 06 of 04.03.2005, p. 203f
PolandGovernmental agreement
of 11.04.2006
;
Transfromationsgesetz of 13.04.2007
(in force since 19.04.2007)
Transboundary control of environmental compatibilityBGBl II, No. 11 of 18.04.2007, p. 595-609
RomaniaGovernmental agreement
of 05.04.1993
(in force since 15.03.2000)
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 36 of 11.12.2000, p. 1498ff
RussiaGovernmental agreement
with the former
Sovjet Union
of 25.10.1988;
Governmental agreement
of 28.05.1992
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 17 of 08.06.1990, p. 462-466;
BGBl II, No. 46 of 23.12.1992, p. 1240-1244
SingaporeDepartmental agreement
of 26.11.1991
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
SlovakiaGovernmental agreement with Czechoslovakia
of 05.10.1987
;
replaced by Governmental agreement
of 14.07.1997
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 2 of 19.01.1988, p. 66ff;
Entry still due
South AfricaDepartmental agreement
of 10.03.1998
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
TurkeyGovernmental agreement
of 05.10.1992
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
TurkeyDepartmental agreement
of 04.10.2006
Realisation of corporate pilot projects concerning environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 39 of 12.12.2007, p. 1931f
UkraineGovernmental agreement
of 10.06.1993
Cooperation in environmental protectionBGBl II, No. 33 of 16.09.1993, p. 1826ff
UruguayDepartmental agreement
of 25.05.1998
Cooperation in environmental protectionEntry still due
USAGovernmental agreement
of 09.05.1974
(in force since 26.03.1975)
Cooperation in environmental mattersBGBl II, No. 67 of 15.11.1975, p. 1717-1721

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