Environmental Modification Convention
|Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques|
Participation in the Environmental Modification Convention
Signed and ratified
Acceded or succeeded
|Drafted||10 December 1976|
|Signed||18 May 1977|
|Effective||5 October 1978|
|Condition||Ratification by 20 states|
|Parties||76 (Complete List)|
|Depositary||Secretary-General of the United Nations|
|Languages||English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish|
|Environmental Modification Convention at Wikisource|
The Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD), formally the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques is an international treaty prohibiting the military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. It opened for signature on 18 May 1977 in Geneva and entered into force on 5 October 1978. The Convention bans weather warfare, which is the use of weather modification techniques for the purposes of inducing damage or destruction. The Convention on Biological Diversity of 2010 would also ban some forms of weather modification or geoengineering.
As of January 2012, the convention was ratified by 76 countries
See also 
- "Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques". United Nations. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- The text of the agreement compiled by the NGO Committee on Education
- A Political Primer on the ENMOD Convention from the Sunshine Project.
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