1. The relationship between general environmental law, world treaty law (in particular the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea) and regional treaty law.
2. The regional environmental system:
– the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean;
– the Protocol for the Prevention and Elimination of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft or Incineration at Sea;
– the Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea;
– the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities;
– the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean;
– the Protocol Concerning Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf, the Seabed and its Subsoil;
– the Protocol on the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal;
– the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean;
– the Guidelines Guidelines on Liability and Compensation for Damage Reulting from Pollution of the Marine Environment in the Mediterranean Sea Area.
3. The protection of cetaceans:
– the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area;
– the Agreement for the creation in the Mediterranean of a sanctuary for the protection of marine mammals (Pelagos Sancturay).
4. The sustainable exploitation of living resources:
– the Agreement for the Establishment of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean.
5. Ways towards a better integration of sectoral approaches.