London Convention (LDC,LC) and London Protocol (LP)

The "Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972", the "London Convention" for short, is one of the first global conventions to protect the marine environment from human activities and has been in force since 1975. Its objective is to promote the effective control of all sources of marine pollution and to take all practicable steps to prevent pollution of the sea by dumping of wastes and other matter. Read More

Resolutions Title
LP.4(8) ON THE AMENDMENT TO THE LONDON PROTOCOL TO REGULATE THE PLACEMENT OF MATTER FOR OCEAN FERTILIZATION AND OTHER MARINE GEOENGINEERING ACTIVITIES | Not in force
LP.3(4) ON THE AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 6 OF THE LONDON PROTOCOL | Not in force
LP.2(2) ON THE TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE SCIENTIFIC GROUP UNDER THE LONDON PROTOCOL
LP.1(1) ON THE AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE CO2 SEQUESTRATION IN SUB-SEABEDGEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS IN ANNEX 1 TO THE LONDON PROTOCOL
LC-LP.2(2010) ON THE ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INVOLVING OCEAN FERTILIZATION
LC-LP.1 (2008) ON THE REGULATION OF OCEAN FERTILIZATION
LC.59(29) ON THE TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE SCIENTIFIC GROUP UNDER THE LONDON CONVENTION | Revokes LC.57(21)
LC.58(25) ON THE PROMOTION OF RATIFICATION OR ACCESSION TO THE 1996 PROTOCOL TO THE LONDON CONVENTION 1972 TO THE MEMBER STATES OF IMO
LC.57(21) TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE SCIENTIFIC GROUP | Revokes LDC.18(8) | Revoked by LC.59(29)
LC.56(SM) SEA DISPOSAL OF VESSELS
LC.55(SM) TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE LONDON CONVENTION 1972
LC.54(18) TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE LONDON CONVENTION 1972
LC.53(18) PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE 1996 PROTOCOL TO THE LONDON CONVENTION 1972
LC.52(18) DREDGED MATERIAL ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
LC.51(16) AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEXES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 CONCERNING DISPOSAL AT SEA OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE MATTER
LC.50(16) AMENDMENT TO ANNEX I TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 CONCERNING INCINERATION AT SEA
LC.49(16) AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEXES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 CONCERNING PHASING OUT SEA DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE
LC.48(16) REVIEW OF THE LONDON CONVENTION, 1972
LC.47(15) STATUS OF INCINERATION OF NOXIOUS LIQUID WASTES AT SEA
LDC.46(14) LIAISON WITH REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
LDC.45(14) CONTROL OF TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF WASTES FOR DISPOSAL AT SEA
LDC.44(14) THE APPLICATION OF A PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.43(13) PHASING OUT SEA DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE
LDC.42(13) MATTERS RELATED TO THE BASEL CONVENTION ON THE TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTES AND THEIR DISPOSAL
LDC.41(13) DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES INTO SUB-SEA-BED REPOSITORIES ACCESSED FROM THE SEA
LDC.40(13) THE PROTECTION OF THE OCEANS AND ALL KINDS OF SEAS,INCLUDING ENCLOSED AND SEMI-ENCLOSED SEAS, AND COASTAL AREAS
LDC.39(13) STATUS OF INCINERATION OF NOXIOUS LIQUID WASTES AT SEA
LDC.38(12) A LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.37(12) AMENDMENT TO ANNEX III TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.36(12) MONITORING ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE VI(1) (d) OF THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.35(11) STATUS OF INCINERATION OF NOXIOUS LIQUID WASTES AT SEA
LDC.34(11) GUIDELINES FOR THE SURVEILLANCE OF CLEANING OPERATIONS CARRIED OUT AT SEA ON BOARD INCINERATION VESSELS | Revoked LDC.20(9)
LDC.33(11) AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERIM TECHNICAL GUIDELINES ON THE CONTROL OF INCINERATION OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER AT SEA
LDC.32(11) AMENDMENTS TO THE GUIDANCE FOR THE APPLICATION OF ANNEX III (Resolution LDC.17(8)) | Amends LDC.17(8)
LDC.31(11) AMENDMENTS TO THE GUIDELINES FOR ALLOCATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE ANNEXES TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION | Amends LDC.19(9)
LDC.30(11) PARTICIPATION OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN MEETINGS OF THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.29(10) EXPORT OF WASTES FOR DISPOSAL AT SEA
LDC.28(10) STUDIES AND ASSESSMENTS PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION LDC.21(9)
LDC.27(10) FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME OF THE SCIENTIFIC GROUP ON DUMPING
LDC.26(10) AMENDMENTS TO ANNEX III TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.25(10) AMENDMENT OF THE LISTS OF SUBSTANCES CONTAINED IN ANNEXES I AND II TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.24(10) GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PARAGRAPHS 8 AND 9 OF ANNEX I TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.23(10) GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE ANNEXES TO THE DISPOSAL OF DREDGED MATERIAL | Replaced by LC.52(18)
LDC.22(9) ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS CAUSED BY THE DISPOSAL AT SEA OF PERSISTENT PLASTICS AND OTHER PERSISTENT SYNTHETIC MATERIALS (INCLUDING FISHING NETS)
LDC.21(9) DUMPING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES AT SEA
LDC.20(9) INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR THE SURVEILLANCE OF CLEANING OPERATIONS CARRIED OUT AT SEA ON BOARD INCINERATION VESSELS | Amended by LDC.34(11)
LDC.19(9) CRITERIA FOR THE ALLOCATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE ANNEXES | Amended by LDC.31(11)
LDC.18(8) TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE SCIENTIFIC GROUP ON DUMPING | Revoked LDC.7(IV) | Revoked by LC 57(21)
LDC.17(8) GUIDANCE FOR THE APPLICATION OF ANNEX III | Amended by LDC.32(11)
LDC.16(7) GUIDANCE FOR THE APPLICATION OF ANNEX III
LDC.15(7) THE NEED FOR CLARIFYING THE INTERPRETATION OF ARTICLE III OF THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION IN RELATION TO DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIO-ACTIVE AND OTHER HAZARDOUS WASTES IN THE SEA-BED
LDC.14(7) DISPOSAL OF RADIO-ACTIVE WASTES AND OTHER RADIO-ACTIVE MATTER AT SEA
LDC.13(7) ACTION TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CONTRACTING PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER
LDC.12(V) AMENDMENT OF THE LISTS OF SUBSTANCES CONTAINED IN ANNEXES I AND II TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.11(V) EXPORT OF WASTES FOR INCINERATION AT SEA
LDC.10(V) PROCEDURE FOR PREPARATION AND CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO ANNEXES TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.9(V) PROCEDURES FOR THE CIRCULATION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.8(IV) REVISED IAEA DEFINITION AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF 1978 CONCERNING RADIOACTIVE WASTES AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE MATTER REFERRED TO IN ANNEXES I AND II TO THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.7(IV) PROCEDURES FOR THE APPLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC ADVICE IN RESPECT OF THE LONDON DUMPING CONVENTION
LDC.6(III) SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
LDC.5(III) INCINERATION AT SEA
LDC.4(II) SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
LDC.3(II) TECHNICAL GUIDELINES ON THE CONTROL OF INCINERATION OF WASTES AT SEA
LDC.2(1) INCINERATION AT SEA
LDC.1(0) DESIGNATION OF A COMPETENT ORGANIZATION TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECRETARIAT DUTIES IN RELATION TO THE CONVENTION