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December 2013

The Bonn Agreement BE-AWARE project held its Final Conference on 10 & 11 December 2013 in Malmo, Sweden.Final Conference Press Statement     BE-AWARE website

The Bonn Agreement BE-AWARE project, which is undertaking an area wide risk assessment of marine pollution, held its Risk Assessment Seminar in Tønsberg, Norway, on 24-26 September 2012. The Seminar reviewed progress in project tasks such as data collection, development of the project methodology and considered the risk assessment phase which will start in the autumn. The seminar was open to all stakeholders and the outcomes are available on the BE-AWARE website.


24 November 2010

Ministers and high level representatives of Bonn Agreement Contracting Parties have attended the first Ministerial Meeting of the Bonn Agreement on Wednesday 24 November 2010 in Dublin. While celebrating the achievements of the past 40 years, the meeting agreed to take action on a number of priority issues, including the adoption of a Bonn Agreement Action Plan.

Ministerial Meeting leaflet

Ministerial Meeting Press release : English | French

Bonnagreement action plan: English | French

Dublin Declaration: English | French


The Bonn Agreement is the mechanism by which the North Sea States, and the European Community (the Contracting Parties), work together:

The North Sea States are Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Bonn – a brief sets out more of the background. The experience gained through the Bonn Agreement over the past thirty-six years has been codified in the Bonn Agreement Counter-Pollution Manual. This sets out:


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