Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)
The Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT), signed on July 1978 by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, is a legal instrument that recognizes the transboundary nature of the Amazon. Until the 1970's, environmental preservation was no more than a commitment in light of the 1972 Stockholm Declaration that considered environmental protection one of the future priorities of mankind. The ACT reaffirms the Amazon countries' sovereignty and encourages, institutionalizes and guides regional cooperation between them.
- Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Change