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Twentieth Session of the Committee on Environmental Policy

28 - 31 October 2014

Geneva

Geneva, Palais des Nations

The 20th session of the UN ECE Committee on Environmental Policy (CEP-20) is scheduled to be held in Geneva (Palais des Nations, salle VII) from 28 to 31 October 2014. Meeting documents will be made available in due time on this webpage.

The CEP Bureau met in Lisbon on 26 and 27 May 2014 and worked on preparing CEP-20. An advance copy of the Bureau's report is available in the table below (see document ECE/CEP/2014/3). UNECE Weekly No. 580 includes an article on the main outcomes of the Bureau meeting.

On the margins of the CEP meeting, on Monday, 27 October 2014, UNEP/ROE plans to organise the first European Regional meeting on the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production as a contribution to the Environment for Europe process. More information about this event will follow. The event outcomes will be presented during the CEP-20 agenda item on greening economy on Wednesday, 29 October 2014. Furthermore, during the lunch time on Tuesday, 28 October 2014, following an invitation by the CEP Bureau, UNEP is planning to organise a side event on the activities of UNEP in the pan-European region, in particular in the follow up of the First Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP (Nairobi, 23-27 June 2014).

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

Pre-session documents

Item 1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

Provisional annotated agenda for the twentieth session of CEP
ECE/CEP/2014/1 

ENG/ ENG

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Provisional organization of work of the twentieth session of CEP
information paper No.1

ENG/ ENG

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Item 2. Election of officers

The CEP Bureau
information paper No.2 (forthcoming)

ENG

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Item 3. Outcomes of the work of the CEP Bureau

Outcomes of the work of the CEP Bureau in the period of October 2013–June 2014
ECE/CEP/2014/3 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

Item 4. Sustainable development in the UN ECE region

Inclusive and sustainable development: perspectives from Europe and Central Asia on the post-2015 development agenda
Summary

ENG

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Sixty-sixth session of the Commission, April 2015
link to the webpage of the ECE-66

ENG

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Item 5. Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs)

Opening of the environmental instruments of the UN ECE and their promotion beyond the region
ECE/CEP/2014/6 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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MEAs: overview of national implementation reporting
ECE/CEP/2014/16 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

Informal meeting of representatives of the governing bodies of ECE MEAs and CEP
link to the webpage presenting the outcomes of the four informal meetings held thus far

ENG

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Item 6. Environmental monitoring, assessment and reporting

Guidelines for developing national strategies to use soil contamination monitoring as an environmental policy tool
ECE/CEP/2014/14 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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Extension of the mandate of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (WGEMA)
ECE/CEP/2014/11 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

Extension of the mandate of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators (JTFEI)
ECE/CEP/2014/12 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

Report of WGEMA on its fourteenth session, November 2013
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2013/4

ENG

FRE

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Report of JTFEI on its eighth session, May 2014
ECE/CEP-CES/GE.1/2014/2 (forthcoming)

ENG

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Report of JTFEI on its seventh session, November 2013
ECE/CEP-CES/GE.1/2013/2 

ENG

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Item 7. Cross-sectoral activities

(a) Education for sustainable development (ESD)

Ninth meeting of the Steering Committee on ESD, April 2014
link to the meeting website

ENG

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Report of the Steering Committee on ESD on its ninth meeting
ECE/CEP/AC.13/2014/2 (advance copy)

ENG

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RUS

(b) Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP)

Fourth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment, April 2014
link to the meeting website

ENG

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Report of the Steering Committee of THE PEP on its eleventh session, November 2013
ECE/AC.21/SC/2013/6 - EUDCE1206040/1.9/SC11/6

ENG

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(c) Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)

Overview of ongoing contributions by the UN ECE to ENVSEC
information paper No.3 (forthcoming)

ENG

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(d) Environment and Health process

European Environment and Health process
link to the WHO website dedicated to the process

ENG

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European Environment and Health Ministerial Board (EHMB)
link to the WHO website dedicated to EHMB

ENG

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(e) Green building

Green buidling developments
presentation by the UN ECE secretariat

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Item 8. Environmental Performance Review (EPR) Programme

(a) Third EPR of Montenegro

Third EPR of Montenegro
information paper No.4 (forthcoming)

ENG 

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(b) Third EPR of Serbia

Third EPR of Serbia
information paper No.5 (forthcoming)

ENG

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(c) Overview of activities

Extension of the mandate of the Expert Group on EPRs
ECE/CEP/2014/13 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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Item 9. Lessons learned from the Environment for Europe (EfE) mid-term review of the Astana Conference main outcomes

Lessons learned from the EfE mid-term review of the Astana Conference main outcomes
ECE/CEP/2014/10 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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Item 10. The Eighth EfE Ministerial Conference

(a) Astana Water Action (AWA)

AWA: improving water management and strengthening transboundary water cooperation
leaflet (forthcoming)

ENG

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(b) Greening the economy

Greening the economy in the pan-European region: progress, priorities, modalities and options
ECE/CEP/2014/5 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

(c) Developing the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)

Targets and performance indicators for measuring progress in developing SEIS across the pan-European region
ECE/CEP/2014/8 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

Outcomes of the work of the Group of Friends of SEIS for the period March–July 2014
ECE/CEP/2014/7 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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First meeting of the Group of Friends of SEIS, May 2014
link to the meeting website

ENG

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(d) Host country preparations

Hosting the Eighth EfE Ministerial Conference
presentation by the host country

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(e) Selection of the themes for the Conference

Proposed framework for preparing the Eighth EfE Ministerial Conference
ECE/CEP/2014/9 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

(f) Organizational issues

Organizational issues for the Eighth EfE Ministerial Conference
ECE/CEP/2014/15 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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(g) Resource requirements

Resource requirements for the preparatory process and the Eighth Conference
information paper No.6 (forthcoming)

ENG

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Item 11. Programme of work of the Environment subprogramme

(a) Review of programme performance in the biennium 2012-2013

Biennial performance plan of the Environment subprogramme in 2014–2015
ECE/CEP/2014/4 (PDF and Word, advance copy)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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(b) Criteria for financial support for participation in meetings and events

Criteria for financial support for participating in meetings and events
information paper No.7 (forthcoming)

ENG

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Item 12. Rules of procedure of CEP

Draft rules of procedure of CEP
ECE/CEP/2014/L.1 (PDF and Word, advance copy) 

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

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Item 13. Calendar of meetings 

Proposed schedule of meetings of CEP and its Bureau for the period of 2014-2017
information paper No.8 (forthcoming)

ENG

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Item 14. Other business

AOB that may be brought to the attention of CEP

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Item 15. Closure of the meeting

List of CEP-20 decisions
In-session paper (to be approved by CEP on 31 October 2014)

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Side events on the margins of the 20th session of CEP

The first European regional meeting on the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production as a contribution to the EfE process
Programme of the side event (Monday, 27 October 2014, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., salle VIII, organized by UNEP)

ENG

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UNEP's activities in the pan-European region
Programme of the side event (Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 1.15-2.45 p.m., salle VII, organized by UNEP)

ENG

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Post-session documents

Report of the meeting
ECE/CEP/2014/2 (PDF and Word)

ENG/ ENG

FRE/ FRE

RUS/ RUS

Provisional list of participants

ENG

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19th session of CEP, October 2013
link to the meeting webpage

ENG

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18th session of CEP, April 2012
link to the meeting webpage

ENG

FRE

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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

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

ENG

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

ENG

FRE

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

ENG

FRE

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

ENG

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

ENG

FRE

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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

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

ENG

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Astana Water Action: actions by countries and organisations
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/INF/40/Rev.1 (as of 26 April 2013)

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

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

ENG

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

ENG

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

ENG

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

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

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

ENG

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

ENG

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Outome of the Rio+20 Conference
A/RES/66/288

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All delegates attending the twentieth session are requested to register on-line (if you do not have yet a user account with the UN ECE on-line registration tool, you will need to open an account) preferably before 19 September 2014 and no later than 7 October 2014. On their way to the meeting, delegates should obtain an identification badge at the Pass and Identification Unit of the United Nations Office at Geneva’s Security and Safety Section, located at the Pregny Gate, 14, Avenue de la Paix (see map). It will be necessary to present your passport or identity card and the printed registration form. In case of difficulty, please contact the secretariat (Ms. Maricar De La Cruz) by telephone at +41 22 917 2682.

Practical Information for the delegates 


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