Similar term(s): Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other
In 1972, an Inter-Governmental Conference on the Convention of the Dumping of
Wastes at Sea adopted the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by
Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, also called the London Convention.
This was the first major global initiative designed to protect the marine
environment from unregulated dumping of waste. The Convention entered into force
on 30 August 1975. Currently, 82 States are Parties to this Convention.
International Marine Organization
Español: El Convenio de Londres
Français: London convention
Nederlands: Verdrag van London