A Look at National Antarctic Programs Practical Implemention of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
The Protocol for Environmental Protection is a key agreement for the state of environmental management in Antarctica. It came into force in 1998 and since then National Antarctic Programs have been required to fulfil in requirements in regards to environmental protection. They have employed a diverse range of techniques and strategies to implement these requirements ranging from education programmes and working groups to providing physical resources and upgrading stations. Occasionally disparity between the creation of policies and the implantation policies on the ground creates problems. Parties to the Protocol and public alike may benefit from a more integrated information sharing system.