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Second Subregional Workshop on the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia "Get your right to a healthy community"

19 - 21 September 2016

The workshop was organized by the secretariat of UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Protocol on PRTRs) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention), the secretariat of the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention) in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus and its scientific and research center RUE “Bel SRC “Ecology”.

The three-day event aimed to promote the implementation and ratification of the Protocol on PRTRs, also through explaining the synergies with the Air Convention and its protocols in data collecting and reporting. Relevant authorities with political and technical responsibilities, as well as representatives of civil society and PRTR experts from participating countries shared knowledge, learned from each other and discussed solutions to existing deficiencies in relation to the implementation and use of PRTRs.

Through a range of specific thematic sessions, participants found out how better to deal with the implementation of PRTRs at the national level as regards: a) creating the appropriate institutional and legal frameworks; b) developing the list of chemical substances and enterprises to be covered; c) developing reporting requirements; d) managing data and its dissemination; e) foreseeing capacity building needs; and f) promoting public awareness.

The participants had opportunity to share experiences gained through implementing PRTRs in different countries and learn how better to deal with the implementation of PRTRs in their own countries and to use synergies with other instruments, such as the Air Convention and its protocols.

 

Documents
Documents for the meeting, statements and presentations given during the meeting, and the meeting report are being uploaded on this webpage as they become available.  

Documents

Document Title ENGFRERUS
Provisional ProgrammePDF
Provisional Programme with speakersPDF
Information notePDFPDF

 

 

Speakers
Session: Setting the scene - Introduction to development of national Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
Kristof Doucot, ECEPDF
Alina Novikova, ECEPDF
Tina Skarman, Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Releases and Transfer RegistersPDF
Session: The institutional and regulatory framework for data collection, dissemination and access to information
Gor Movsisyan, Member of the Protocol’s Compliance CommitteePDF
Session: PRTR data quality and management
Falk Hilliges, Scientific Officer, Federal Environment Agency, GermanyPDF
Nebojsa Redzic, Head of Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, SerbiaPDF
Session: Access to data and its dissemination data presentation, including capacity building for data usage and public awareness
Íñigo De Vicente-Mingarro, PRTR-España Administrator, Spanish Register of Emissions and Pollutant Sources, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of SpainPDF
Mara Silina, European ECO ForumPDF
Magdolna Tothne Nagy, Project Consultant, Regional Environmental Center (REC)PDF
Session: Scope of the Protocol: Activities, substances, releases
Øyvind Hetland, Senior Engineer, Norwegian Environment AgencyPDF
Andrei Isac, Environmental expert, EcoContact, Republic of MolodvaPDF
Session: The Protocol in the context of other international processes
Íñigo De Vicente-Mingarro, Chair of the international PRTR Coordinating groupPDF
Tina Skarman, representative of the OECD Task Force on PRTRPDF
Jorge Ocaña, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Chemicals and Waste Management ProgrammePDF
Raisa Gerasina, Project Manager, Expert, Regional Environmental Center (REC)PDF
Session: UNECE Air Convention and its protocols - Synergies on data collection and reporting between emission inventories and PRTR
Juan Luis Martin Ortega, Aether Ltd.PDF