Activities in Central Asia
Convention (& amendments)
- Central Asia guidelines and training
- Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan pilot study
- Caspian Sea protocol & guidelines
Workshops in the period between the fourth and fifth sessions of the Meeting of the Parties (2008-2011)
Preparation and dissemination of guidance - drafting of guidance on the practical application of the Convention for specific needs of the subregion (for cases of transboundary EIA in relation to, inter alia, transboundary watercourses) by a consultant.
Revised draft Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context for Central Asian Countries
Text of Espoo Convention
Template of Notification Letter
Guidance on Public Participation in EIA in a Transboundary Context
Methodological aspects of environmental and socio-economic impact assessment
Guidance on the Practical Application of the Espoo Convention
Template of EIA statement
Exemplary activity for procedure of post-project analysis
Guidance on subregional cooperation
Conclusions of the Sub-regional Workshop
Carrying-out of workshop in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) to finalize the guidance.
Active dissemination of the guidance in the participating countries (through, for example, national workshops).
National workshops in:
- Kyrgyzstan (28 January 2005)
- Tajikistan (18 February 2005)
- Uzbekistan (25 February 2005)
Third in Kazakhstan, June 2008.
Sixth planned for Turkmenistan (not realized).
OSCE news feature
Jeroy gold and copper mine in the Talas River basin (Kyrgyzstan)
The project was funded with support from the Government of Norway and was managed by the OSCE and UNECE in cooperation with the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic.
A public hearing with more than 100 participants was held 20 March 2007. The cooperation between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan was working well.
In addition to the implementation of the pilot EIA, the two countries also had an opportunity to revise their EIA procedures within the project. A regional conference, 25-27 March 2009, finalized the project: Subregional workshop, presenting results of Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan pilot project,