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Seventh meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making under the Aarhus Convention

15 - 16 December 2016

Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

The meeting discussed the main obstacles to effective public participation, exchanged good practices to address those obstacles in relation to public participation in decision-making related to changes to or extensions of existing activities and public participation in decision-making in a transboundary context; shared experiences linked to the implementation of the Maastricht Recommendations on Promoting Effective Public Participation in Decision-making in Environmental Matters (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2/Add.2); and conveyed a thematic session on decision-making for sustainable development. 

Documents

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Provisional Agenda (AC/TF.PP-7/Inf.1)PDF
ReportPDFPDFPDF
List of ParticipantsPDF
Key outcomes of the meeting (AC/TF.PP-7/Inf.5)PDF
Selected extracts from National Implementation Reports (AC/TF.PP-7/Inf.2)PDF
Selected considerations, findings and reports of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee relating to public participation in decision-making related to sustainable development (AC/TF.PP-7/Inf.3)PDF
Selected considerations, findings and reports of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee relating to public participation in decision-making related to changes to or extensions of existing activities and in a transboundary context (AC/TF.PP-7/Inf.4)PDF

Statements and Presentations

 


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Item 2: Thematic focus: Decision-making for sustainable development
Mr. Jose Palacin, Sustainable Development Unit, UNECEPDF
Mr. Jerzy Jendroska, Member of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus ConventionPDF
Mr. Michel Amand, Department of Sustainable Development, Wallonia, BelgiumPDF
Second Walloon Sustainable Development Strategy, Executive SummaryPDF
Ms. Elena Trigo, Federal Office for the Environment, SwitzerlandPDF
Ms. Nana Janashia, Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)PDF
Mr. Galust Nanyan, Ararat Aarhus CentrePDF
Item 3: Obstacles, challenges and good practices in relation to public participation in decision-making related to changes to or extensions of existing activities; and in a transboundary context
(a) Changes to or extensions of existing activities
Mr. Jerzy Jendroska, Member of the Compliance Committee to the Aarhus ConventionPDF
Mr. Khachatur Khachatryan, Ministry of Nature Protection, ArmeniaPDF
Ms. Chiara Landini, Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, ItalyPDF
Ms. Olha Melen-Zabramna, Environment-People-Law NGOPDF
(b) Decision-making in a transboundary context, including barriers to participation of non-governmental organizations, the general public and marginalized groups
Mr. Jerzy Jendroska, Member of the Compliance Committee to the Aarhus ConventionPDF
Ms. Eglė Paužuolienė, Ministry of Environment, LithuaniaPDF
Ms Sabina Ivanovic, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, SerbiaPDF
Ms. Anke Stock, Women in Europe for a Common FuturePDF
Item 4: Maastricht Recommendations on Promoting Effective Public Participation in Decision-making in Environmental Matters
Mr. Theodore Koukis, Aarhus Convention secretariatPDF
Ms Elena Dumitru, Permanent Mission of Romania to UN Office at GenevaPDF