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    • Protocol on Forestry (2002)

      Entry Into Force: 2009-07-17

      Date Signed: 2002-08-03

      Type: Protocols

      Themes: Natural Resources, Forests


      The SADC Protocol on Forestry of 2002 aims to promote the development, conservation, sustainable management and utilisation of all types of forest and trees; trade in forest products and achieve effective protection of the environment, and safeguard the interests of both the present and future generations.

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    • Supplement to BioSafety Protocol

      Entry Into Force: 2003-09-11

      Date Signed: 2000-01-29

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Natural Resources, Transfrontier Conservation Areas, Forests, Wildlife, Water


      Following the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity established a working group to formalise rules and procedures for liability and compensation over issues involving living modified organisms. This working group then established the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, adopted in 2010.

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    • Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses (2000)

      Date Signed: 2000-08-07

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Themes: Infrastructure, Water & Sanitation, Natural Resources, Water


      As much of Southern Africa relies on agriculture for its subsistence, water is of special concern for SADC. Many watercourses in the region are shared among several Member States, a situation that demands their development in an environmentally sound manner. To this end, SADC initially passed its Protocol on Shared Watercourses in the Southern African Development Community on 28th August 1995, which was revised on 7th August 2000.

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    • Revised Protocol Shared Watercourses (French)

      Date Signed: 2000-01-01

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Themes: Themes, Infrastructure, Water & Sanitation, Natural Resources, Water


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