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Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo, 1991)

Environmental threats do not respect national borders. Governments have realized that to avert this danger they must notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that might have adverse environmental impact across borders. The Espoo Convention is a key step to bringing together all stakeholders to prevent environmental damage before it occurs. The Convention entered into force in 1997 . More »

 

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Kyiv, 2003)

The SEA Protocol augments the Espoo Convention by ensuring that individual Parties integrate environmental assessment into their plans and programmes at the earliest stages – so helping to lay the groundwork for sustainable development. The Protocol also provides for extensive public participation in the governmental decision-making process. The Protocol entered into force on 11 July 2010. More »

Up-coming Events

Latest News

11/04/14: First pilot project on post-project analysis successfully completed between Belarus and Ukraine, subregional conference to be held on 15 April 2014. more»

26/03/14: Slovenia became the 23rd Party to both first and second amendment to the Convention on 25 March 2014. more»

26/02/14: Informal notes from the Bureau meeting. more»

26/02/14:  Biannual financial report until 31 December 2013. more»

21/02/14: Finland became the 22nd Party to both first and second amendment to the Convention on 19 February 2014. more»

20/12/13: Advance copy of the report of the meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA (11-15 November 2013). more»

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