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Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 5th session

20 - 23 June 2011

Geneva

The fifth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention was held, in conjunction with the first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, in Room XVI at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, from 20 (p.m.) to 23 June 2011.

Final texts of the adopted decisions are available in the session reports below, or as individual documents.

Watch the discussion on the application of the Espoo Convention to nuclear energy related activities - questions and conclusions.

fifth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

 

 

 

ECE/MP.EIA/14
Annotated provisional agenda for the fifth session

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- plus corrigendum of English

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ECE/MP.EIA/15 (post session)
Report of the fifth session

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- plus corrigendum (to decision V/2)

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first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

 

 

 

ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/1
Annotated provisional agenda for the first session

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2 (post session)
Report of the first session

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/L.1
Compendium of draft decisions forwarded for adoption by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/L.1
Compendium of draft decisions forwarded for adoption by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/L.2 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/L.2
Compendium of draft decisions forwarded for adoption by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention, and by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, meeting in joint session

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/L.3
Draft decision on the review of compliance

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/L.3
Draft declaration

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/1 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/1
Report on budget and financial arrangements in the period since the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/2
Draft review of implementation, regarding legal, administrative and other measures taken to implement articles 2–4 of the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/3
Draft review of implementation, regarding legal, administrative and other measures taken to implement articles 5–9 of the Convention, and regarding practical experiences

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/4
Report on the activities of the Implementation Committee

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/5
Background paper on the application of the Conventiion to nuclear energy-related activities

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/6
Opinions of the Implementation Committee, 2001–2010

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Background documents

Convention

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Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

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Rules of Procedure

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ECE/MP.EIA/10
Report of the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

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ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2010/5
Report of the fourteenth meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment

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ECE/MP.EIA/AC.3/2010/2
Report of the third session of the Meeting of the Signatories to the Protocol

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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2011/2
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twentieth session

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.1 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.1
Informal notes on agenda / practical arrangements (revised on 18 May 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.2 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.2
Status of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol (as at 30 March 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.3 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.3
Informal assessment of the completion of the workplan (as at 30 March 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.4 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.4
Status of contributions to the trust fund (as at 30 March 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.5 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.5
Informal list of nominations (as at 12 May 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.6 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.6
Informal list of events planned (revised on 19 April 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.7
Information on seminar on 20 years of law and practice under the Convention (as at 19 April 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.8
Information on panel discussion on nuclear energy-related projects (revised on 31 May 2011)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.9 -- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2011/INF.9
Report on credentials (post-session)

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Background document

 

 

Informal list of nuclear energy-related activities in the UNECE region, first discussed at the 13th meeting of the Working Group on EIA (Exchange of good practices: Application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities; revised)

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Outstanding issues: draft decision on the review of compliance (item 3(a) of MOP-5 agenda)

Proposal by Ukraine

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Non-paper by Ukraine

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Support to Ukraine to Implement the Espoo and Aarhus Conventions, Draft Final Report, EuropeAid Development and Cooperation, European Commission, August 2010, prepared by NIRAS A/S, Denmark (mention of any commercial firm does not imply endorsement by the United Nations).

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Statement by Minister

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Statement by Deputy Minister

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Revised draft decision put forward for adoption in high-level segment (informal, advance copy of adopted text)

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Outstanding issues: draft decision on the adoption of the workplan (item 3(b) of MOP-5 and MOP/MOP-1 agendas)

Presentation of the implementation of the previous workplan, by secretariat

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Revised draft decision put forward for adoption in high-level segment (informal, advance copy of adopted text)

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Outstanding issues: draft decision on the budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance (item 3(c) of MOP-5 and MOP/MOP-1 agendas)

Presentation of the financial report, by secretariat

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Oustanding issues: nominations (item 3(f) of MOP-5 and MOP/MOP-1 agendas)

Proposal by NGOs EEB and EcoForum for an NGO observer at Bureau meetings

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Seminar on 20 years of law and practice under the Convention (item 4 of MOP-5 agenda)

 

Panel 1: The Espoo Convention’s Relationship to Public International and European Law

 

Developments in International Law of EIA and their Relation to the Espoo Convention, Alan Boyle

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Relationship between the Espoo Convention and the Aarhus Convention, Jonas Ebbesson

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Implementation of and Compliance with the Espoo Convention and Kiev Protocol in the European Union, Simon Marsden

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Panel 2: Legal Developments within the Espoo Convention

 

The Protocol on SEA: a matter of good governance?, Jan De Mulder

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The Legal Status of Subsidiary Body Rulings and ‘Guidance’ Documents, Neil Craik (presenter) and Timo Koivurova

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Legal challenges of the application of Espoo Convention in post-Soviet OVOS/expertiza systems, Jerzy Jendroska

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Review of the workplan and work done by the Working Group on EIA (item 5 of MOP-5 agenda)

List of cases 2010

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Panel discussion on nuclear energy-related projects (item 7 of MOP-5 agenda), moderated by Mr. Georges Kremlis

 

Summary (informal notes by the Secretariat)

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Mr. Andreas Molin, Federal Ministry of Environment (Austria)

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Mr. Jorma Aurela, Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland)

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Mr. Jean-Luc Lachaume, Deputy Director-General of the Nuclear Safety
Authority (France)

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Ms. Rita Mazzanti, Head of Liaison Office in Geneva, International Atomic Energy Agency

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Mr. Stasys Motiejunas, State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management
Agency (Lithuania)

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Ms. Monika Nauduzaite, Directorate-General for Energy, European
Commission

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Ms. Patricia Lorenz, Friends of the Earth Europe

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Statements by Parties

Belarus

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Belarus, open letter of the Ministry of Natural Resources

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Slovenia

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Presentation on the Swiss-organized programme on Environmental Impact Assessment in Central Asia and Azerbaijan (item 8 of MOP-5 agenda)

 

 

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Keynote speech by Mr. Gérard Poffet, Vice Director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

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Opening statement by Mr. Jan Kubis, Executive Secretary of UNECE

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Statements by Ministers and high-level representatives (item 10 of MOP-5 agenda; item 6 of MOP/MOP-1 agenda)

 

Armenia

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Belarus

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European Union

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European Commission

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Lithuania

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Azerbaijan

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Romania

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WHO

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Ukraine

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Other business (MOP-5 item 13)

Statement by Armenia

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Conclusion of the sessions (MOP/MOP-1 item 12 and MOP-5 item 14)

Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat

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Registration form

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Outline credentials (for all delegations) - Pouvoirs - Мандат

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List of participants

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Evaluation by delegates - a summary (post-session)

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