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Caspian Sea - Governing Instruments

Regional Profile Contacts Participating Countries Website

* A Convention for the region is in the process of establishment.


Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea

Signed : November 2003

Contracting Parties : (5) Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran , Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian federation and Turkmenistan

For full text of the Framework Convention link to:


Caspian Environment Programme

Established: 1998
Participating States: (5) Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran , Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Turkmenistan
Goal: Sustainable development of the Caspian environment, including living resources and water quality, protecting human health and ecological integrity for the sake of future generations.

The CEP's mission is to assist the Caspian littoral states to achieve the goal of environmentally sustainable development and management of the Caspian environment for the sake of long-term benefit for the Caspian inhabitants.

Caspian Strategic Action Programme approved in November 2003

For further information link to: http://www.caspianenvironment.org/

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