List of ratified conventions

List of Multilateral Environmental Agreements ratified or signed by the Republic of Lithuania

No.

Convention or Protocol

Ratification

 R – ratified/accessed

S – signed

Responsible Officials

1.

Framework Convention on Climate Change

R

Resolution No. I-812 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1995 02 23

Tomas Aukštinaitis

Senior Adviser of Climate Change Management Group

tomas.aukstinaitis@am.lt

1.1.

Kyoto Protocol

R

Law No. IX-1203 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2002 11 19

Tomas Aukštinaitis

Senior Adviser of Climate Change Management Group

tomas.aukstinaitis@am.lt

1.2.

Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol

R

Law No. XII-1979 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2015 10 20

Tomas Aukštinaitis

Senior Adviser of Climate Change Management Group

tomas.aukstinaitis@am.lt

1.3.

Paris Agreement

R

Law No. XIII-184 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2016 12 22

Tomas Aukštinaitis

Senior Adviser of Climate Change Management Group

tomas.aukstinaitis@am.lt

2.

Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (Vienna Convention)

R

Resolution No. 1279 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1994 12 19

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

2.1

Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol)

R

Resolution No. 1279 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1994 12 19

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

2.2

The London and Copenhagen Amendments of the Montreal Protocol

R

Law No. VIII-572 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1997 12 09

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

2.3

Montreal and Beijing Amendments to the Montreal Protocol

R

Law No. IX-1961 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 01 15

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

2.4

Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

R

Law No. XIII-1196 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2018 05 24

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

3.

Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

R

Order No. 737p of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1993 10 27

Elena Auglienė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

elena.augliene@am.lt

 

Danguolė Sužiedėlytė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

danguole.suziedelyte@am.lt

3.1

Protocol on Long-Term Financing of the Cooperative Program for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air Pollution in Europe (EMEP)

R

Law No. IX-1740 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2003 09 18

Elena Auglienė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

elena.augliene@am.lt

 

Danguolė Sužiedėlytė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

danguole.suziedelyte@am.lt

3.2

Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone

R

Law No. IX-2008 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 02 05

Danguolė Sužiedėlytė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

danguole.suziedelyte@am.lt

3.3

Protocol on Heavy Metals

R

Law No. IX-2435 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 09 14

Elena Auglienė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

elena.augliene@am.lt

3.4

Protocol on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

R

Law No. X-193 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2005 05 12

Paulius Žvirblis

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

paulius.zvirblis@am.lt

3.5

Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides or Their Transboundary Fluxes

R

Law No. X-533 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2006 03 30

Paulius Žvirblis

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

paulius.zvirblis@am.lt

3.6

Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants

R

Law No. X-600 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2006 05 09

Elena Auglienė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

elena.augliene@am.lt

3.7

Protocol on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or Their Transboundary Fluxes by at Least 30 per cent

R

Law No. X-1003 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2006 12 21

Paulius Žvirblis

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

paulius.zvirblis@am.lt

3.8

Protocol Concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or Their Transboundary Fluxes

R

Law No. X-1076 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2007 04 05

Danguolė Sužiedėlytė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

danguole.suziedelyte@am.lt

4.

Convention on Biological Diversity

R

Resolution No. I-985 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1995 07 03

Lina Čaplikaitė–Denisovienė

Senior Adviser of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

lina.caplikaite@am.lt

 

Kristina Klovaitė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

kristina.klovaite@am.lt

4.1

Cartagen Protocol on Biosafety

R

Law No. IX-1741 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2003 09 18

Odeta Pivorienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

odeta.pivoriene@am.lt

 

Neringa Šarkauskienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

neringa.sarkauskiene@am.lt

5.

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)

R

Order No. 437p of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1993 06 10

Sigutė Ališauskienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

sigute.alisauskiene@am.lt

6.

Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitat (Bern convention)

R

Law No. I-1376 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1996 06 01

Kristina Klovaitė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

kristina.klovaite@am.lt

7.

Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention)

R

Law No. VIII-1002 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1998 12 22

Jurgita Gaižiūnienė

Senior Adviser of Waste Policy Group

jurgita.gaiziuniene@am.lt

7.1

Amendment to the Convention (Decision III/1 of the Conference of the Parties)

R

Law No. IX-1739 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2003 09 18

Jurgita Gaižiūnienė

Senior Adviser of Waste Policy Group

jurgita.gaiziuniene@am.lt

8.

Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

R

Law No. VIII-139 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1997 02 25

Agnė Kniežaitė-Gofmanė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

agne.kniezaite-gofmane@am.lt

8.1

Amendments to Annex IV "Prevention of Pollution from Ships" to the Helsinki Convention (HELCOM Recommendation No 22E/5)

R

Law No. IX-2368 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 07 15

Agnė Kniežaitė-Gofmanė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

agne.kniezaite-gofmane@am.lt

8.2

Agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Finland, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Poland, the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Sweden on the Privileges and Immunities of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission

R

Law No. IX-2367 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 07 15

Agnė Kniežaitė-Gofmanė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

agne.kniezaite-gofmane@am.lt

8.3

Amendments to Annex IV "Prevention of Pollution from Ships" to the Helsinki Convention (HELCOM Recommendations No 21/2 and 24/8)

R

Law No. X-274 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2005 06 23

Agnė Kniežaitė-Gofmanė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

agne.kniezaite-gofmane@am.lt

8.4

Amendments to Annex III „Criteria and Measures Concerning the Prevention of Pollution from Land-Based Sources” of the 1992 Helsinki Convention (HELCOM Recommendations No 21/1)

R

Law No. X-1077 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2007 04 05

Agnė Kniežaitė-Gofmanė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

agne.kniezaite-gofmane@am.lt

9.

Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

R

Law No. VIII-1547 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2000 02 17

Agnė Kniežaitė-Gofmanė

Senior Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

agne.kniezaite-gofmane@am.lt

10.

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)

R

Law No. VIII-1351 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

1999 10 07

Beata Vilimaitė Šilobritienė

Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

beata.silobritiene@am.lt

10.1

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) 1st and 2nd amendment

R

Law No. XI-1113 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2010 11 12

Beata Vilimaitė Šilobritienė

Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

beata.silobritiene@am.lt

10.2

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

R

Law No. XI-1113 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2010 11 12

Beata Vilimaitė Šilobritienė

Adviser of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

beata.silobritiene@am.lt

11.

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)

R

Law No. IX-449 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2001 07 10

Reda Skirkevičiūtė

Head of Law Application Division

reda.skirkeviciute@am.lt

11.1

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR)

R

Law No. XI-62 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2008 12 16

Violeta Juozefaitė

Deputy Head of Waste Licensing Division, Environmental Protection Agency

violeta.juofezaite@aaa.am.lt

11.2

Amendment to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (GMO)

R

Law No. X-1199 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2007 06 21

Neringa Šarkauskienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

neringa.sarkauskiene@am.lt

12.

Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES)

R

Law No. IX-337 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2001 05 22

Kristina Klovaitė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

kristina.klovaite@am.lt

 

Laura Janulaitienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

laura.janulaitiene@am.lt

12.1

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Amendment to Article XXI

R

Law No. IX-2158 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 04 22

Kristina Klovaitė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

kristina.klovaite@am.lt

 

Laura Janulaitienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

laura.janulaitiene@am.lt

13.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)

R

Law No. IX-338 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2001 05 22

Laura Janulaitienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

laura.janulaitiene@am.lt

13.1

Agreement on the Conservation of Bats in Europe

R

Law No. IX-518 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2001 09 25

Kristina Klovaitė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

kristina.klovaite@am.lt

13.2

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

R

Law No. IX-2301 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2004 06 29

Kristina Klovaitė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

kristina.klovaite@am.lt

13.3

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS)

R

Law No. X-167 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2005 04 21

Laura Janulaitienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

laura.janulaitiene@am.lt

14.

European Landscape Convention

R

Law No. IX-1115 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2002 10 03

Eduardas Vaitkevičius

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

eduardas.vaitkevicius@am.lt

 

15.

Convention on Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs)

R

Law No. X-842 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2006 10 10

Aurelija Bajoraitienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

aurelija.bajoraitiene@am.lt

 

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

16.

UN Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/on desertification, particularly in Africa

R

Law No. IX-1684 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2003 07 03

Dovilė Karlonienė

Chief Specialist of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

dovile.karloniene@am.lt

17.

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

R

Law No. IX-1898 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2003 12 16

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

18.

International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

R

Law No. X-1748 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2008 10 14

Lina Čaplikaitė–Denisovienė

Senior Adviser of Nature Protection and Forest Policy Group

lina.caplikaite@am.lt

19.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury

R

Law No. XIII-662 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2017 10 10

Aurelija Bajoraitienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

aurelija.bajoraitiene@am.lt

 

Ingrida Varžgalienė

Chief Specialist of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

ingrida.varzgaliene@am.lt

20.

Convention of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

R

Order No. 424p of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

1992 04 30

Saulius Balys

Director of the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service

saulius.balys@meteo.lt

21.

Convention of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)

R

Law No. XII-482 of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

2013 07 02

Saulius Balys

Director of the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service

saulius.balys@meteo.lt

Last updated: 19-04-2019