Bahrain is party to several international conventions pertaining to environmental issues. The Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution was enacted to help prevent, abate and combat pollution of the marine environment, to deal with pollution emergencies and to establish appropriate rules and procedures for the determination of civil liability and compensation for damage related to pollution of the marine environment. The Convention was adopted on April 24, 1978 and its date of entry into force was July 1, 1979.
Bahrain is also a party to the Agreement for the Establishment of a Commission For Controlling the Desert Locust in the Near East, adopted on July 2, 1965, and entered into force in Bahrain on February 24, 1969. The Agreement’s objective is to promote national and international research and action to control the desert locust in the region.