Internationally, Venezuela has always been an advocate of the environment and has actively participated in relevant negotiations on topics such as water resources, climate change, biological diversity, and chemical safety. Venezuela has ratified over 50 international treaties and agreements on the environment. At the various conferences and international meetings, Venezuela has supported promoting the recognition of water as a fundamental human right, as this resource is a social good and not an economic one. Venezuela reiterated its commitment to the planet, ratifying the Kyoto Protocol in 2005. In the context of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, Venezuela has supported initiatives of cooperation concerning the environment with Bolivia, Cuba and Nicaragua.
For more information, please refer to Environmental Legislation at Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Related Laws.