The Council of Europe Landscape Convention promotes the protection, management and planning of the landscapes. It organises international co-operation on landscape issues. It was the first international treaty devoted exclusively to all dimensions of the landscape.
The Convention is administered by the Council of Europe to address the major challenges in the field of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, with a view to sustainable development. It has been signed by States who have declared themselves “concerned to achieve sustainable development based on a balanced and harmonious relationship between social needs, economic activity and the environment”, considering the cultural dimension of the landscape.
In October 2021 the 25th Council of Europe Meeting for the implementation of the Landscape Convention was held in Palma, Majorca, with the theme “Landscape policies! Strategies, action plans and policy documents for landscape quality” (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 6-8 October 2021). Public authorities were invited there to adopt landscape policies, at national, regional and local level, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
Latest news on the Convention can be found at https://www.coe.int/en/web/landscape/news