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Eighteenth Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy

16 - 19 April 2012

Geneva

Geneva, Palais des Nations, salle VII

The Committee held its eighteenth annual session in Geneva from 17 to 20 April 2012.

The main objectives of the session were to: (a) consider the follow-up to the Astana Ministerial Conference and preparation of the "Environment for Europe" mid-term review; (b) review the environmental performance of Turkmenistan, Albania and Romania; (c) decide on the work related to environmental monitoring, assessment and reporting; (d)  consider strengthening of capacity for implementation of UNECE multilateral environmental agreements and their application to support a green economy, as well as a number of cross-cutting activities; and (e) decide on the programme of work for 2012-2013 of the Environment subprogramme.

Documents and other information for the meeting are available in the table below. Also, please see the article on the main outcomes of the meeting.

!!! The meeting aims to be a paperless event to the extent possible. Participants are encouraged to download the documents in electronic format and, if necessary, print them. All documents for the meeting will be made available on this website. Please bring your laptops for working at the meeting. Kindly note that electrical power plugs and sockets are unique to Switzerland within the UNECE region (type J, three-pin, 230 V, 50 Hz),  and respectively require an adaptor, though slim two-pin plugs (type C) will fit. !!!

Official documents

Pre-session documents

Annotated provisional agenda for the meeting
ECE/CEP/2012/1

ENG

FRE

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Programme of work of the Environment subprogramme for the bienniums 2012–2013 and 2014-2015
ECE/CEP/2012/3

ENG

FRE

RUS

Review of performance of the Environment subprogramme in the biennium 2010–2011
ECE/CEP/2012/4

ENG

FRE

RUS

Preparation of the "Environment for Europe" mid-term review
ECE/CEP/2012/5

ENG

FRE

RUS

Extension of the mandate of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
ECE/CEP/2012/6

ENG

FRE

RUS

Report of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment on its twelfth session 
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2011/2

ENG

FRE

RUS

Report of the third session of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators 
ECE/CEP-CES.GE.1/2011/2 

ENG

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RUS

Report of the fourth session of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators
ECE/CEP-CES.GE.1/2011/4

ENG

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RUS

Post-session documents

Report of the meeting
ECE/CEP/2012/2

ENG

FRE

RUS

Informal documents

Pre-session papers

Provisional organization of work of the eighteenth session
Information paper No.1/Rev.2

ENG

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The Environment and Security Initiative
Information paper No.2

ENG

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Self-evaluation report: assessment of procedural steps for the preparation and conducting of the environmental performance reviews
Information paper No.3

ENG

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Criteria for financial support for participating in meetings and events: countries eligible for financial support (2012-2013)
Information paper No.4

ENG

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Environment and Health Process: activities of the European Environment and Health Ministerial Board
Information paper No.5

ENG

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European Environment and Health Ministerial Board: Rules of Procedure

ENG

FRE

RUS

Overview of resources for the environmental activities
Information paper No.6

ENV

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First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan: Recommendations
Information paper No.8

ENV

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Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania: Recommendations
Information paper No.9

ENV

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Second Environmental Performance Review of Romania: Recommendations
Information paper No.10

ENV

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Draft outline on the establishment of a regular assessment and reporting process underpinned by a gradual development of a SEIS
By EEA

ENG

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RUS

Post-session papers

List of participants

ENG

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Other relevant documents

The Reform Plan of the "Environment for Europe" process
Excerpt from the Report of the CEP on its special session (Geneva, 27-29 January 2009; ECE/CEP/S/152 and corrigendum 1)

ENG

FRE

RUS

Astana Ministerial Declaration
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/2/Add.1

ENG

FRE

RUS

Chair's summary of the Astana Conference
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/2/Add.2

ENG

FRE

RUS

Report of the Astana Conference
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/2

ENG

FRE

RUS

Environmental Performance Review Programme: third cycle of reviews
ECE/CEP/S/2011/3

ENG

FRE

RUS

Europe's Environment Assessment of Assessments: summary
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/8

ENG

FRE

RUS

Europe's Environment Assessment of Assessments: full report

ENG

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Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/3

ENG

FRE

RUS

Astana Water Action
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/5 

ENG

FRE

RUS

Astana Water Action: actions by countries and organisations

ENG

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Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters in the UNECE region: summary
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/9

ENG

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RUS

Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters in the UNECE region: full report
ECE/MP.WAT/33

ENG

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RUS

Greening the economy within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
E/ECE/RPM/2011/4

ENG

FRE

RUS

Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/4 

ENG

FRE

RUS

"Green Bridge" Partnership Programme
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/6

ENG

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Astana “Green Bridge” Initiative
E/ESCAP/MCED(6)/13

ENG

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RUS

Transitioning to a green economy: the role of education for sustainable development
E/ECE/RPM/2011/5

ENG

FRE

RUS

Co-Chairs' summary of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Rio+20 Conference
E/ECE/RPM/2011/2/Add.1

ENG

FRE

RUS

Presentations

Presentations made at the 18th session of the Committee

Aarhus Convention and Protocol on PRTR: greening the economy
by the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the PRTR Protocol

ENG

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Towards a regular assessment & reporting process based on SEIS
by EEA

ENG

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RUS

Environmental Performance Review Programme: self-assessment
by the secretariat

ENG

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ECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development
by the secretariat

ENG

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Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme
by the secretariat

ENG

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Green building
by the secretariat

ENG

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