Excerpts from Oslo II on the Environment
Article V: Sectors of Economic Cooperation
A. The two sides shall promote cooperation in preventing the
deterioration of the environment, controlling pollution and
ensuring the proper protection and rational use of natural
resources in their respective areas, with a view to ensuring
environmentally sustained development and promoting regional
B. Cooperation in the protection of the environment will focus,
inter alia, on preparing proposals for projects, studies, and
1. Development and implementation of appropriate treatment of
liquids, solid and hazardous wastes and the control, storage,
discharge, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials,
pollutants and radioactive waste.
2. Prevention and control of marine pollution from ships and from
3. Preventing and minimizing the harmful effects of pollution on
soil, water and air quality.
4. Use of appropriate tools of environmental management and
environmental monitoring methods, including the adoption of and use
of internationally accepted environmental principles and standards
of Environment Impact Assessment and environmental information
5. Development of programs of combating desertification and
protection of nature and endangered species and the preservation of
forests and natural reserves.
6. Promotion of environmental education and awareness
C. Both sides shall cooperate in preventing the transfer of
internationally banned and restricted chemicals, including
pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers between their respective
D. Both sides shall cooperate in setting an emergency warning
system to respond to events or accidents which may generate
environmental pollution, damage, or hazards.
E. The Environmental Experts Committee established under this
agreement will implement the environmental cooperation proposed
Signed in Washington, September 28, 1998