There are a total of 221 international environmental conventions at present and South Korea is a member country of 56 conventions including 「United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change」, 「Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer」, 「Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)」, 「Convention on Biological Diversity」, 「Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention)」, 「United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa(Convention to Combat Desertification)」, etc. The conventions joined by South Korea are divided into the following categories: 8 conventions on air and climate; 23 on ocean and fisheries; 3 conventions on hazardous chemicals and waste; 8 on nature and wildlife protection; 7 on nuclear safety and 7 conventions on other subjects.
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