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European Landscape Convention

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleEuropean Landscape Convention
2nd TitleConvention européenne du paysage
CreatorCouncil of Europe
DescriptionThe European Landscape Convention was adopted on 20 October 2000 in Florence (Italy) and came into force on 1 March 2004 (Council of Europe Treaty Series no. 176). It is open for signature by member states of the Council of Europe and for accession by the European Community and European non-member states (as of 17 March 2008, 29 countries had ratified the convention). The aims of the convention are to promote European landscape protection, management and planning, and to organise European co-operation on landscape issues (Article 3 of the Convention - Aims). This means ensuring the protection, management and planning of European landscapes through the adoption of national measures and the establishment of European co-operation between the Parties. The convention establishes the general legal principles which should serve as a basis for adopting national landscape policies and establishing international co-operation in such matters.
LanguageEnglish, French
KeywordsEuropean Landscape Convention; ELC; Florence Convention; nature; biodiversity; landscape; legislation; conventions; environmental policy
TypeGovernment organizations, International organizations, Legislation
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 Published: May 7 2007 | Last updated: November 13 2015