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2014
The Equitable Access Score-card: a tool to achieve the human right to water and sanitation (July 2014)

ECE/ENV/NONE/2013/2 Download the flyer
Public participation for transparent and fair decisions (July 2014)

ECE/ENV/NONE/2013/1 Download the flyer
The Aarhus Convention: An implementation Guide (second edition) (June 2014)

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Safety guidelines and good practices for Tailings Management Facilities (May 2014)

Safety guidelines and good practices for Tailings Management Facilities May 2014 Available in English and Russian (will be available soon)
Protecting your environment: The power is in your hands (April 2014)

Quick guide to the Aarhus Convention is available in ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish Brochure will be made available in six official UN languages. Please check this web page for the availability of brochure in these languages.If  ...
Model Provisions on Transboundary Groundwaters (February 2014)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all  ...
Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (January 2014)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It serves as a mechanism  ...
Protocol on Water and Health (January 2014)

The UNECE – WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health was adopted in 1999 and entered into force in 2005. The Protocol aims to protect human health and well-being by better  ...
2013
Strategies and Policies for Air Pollution Abatement (December 2013)

Strategies and Policies for Air Pollution Abatement This publication presents the 2010 review prepared under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution based on the responses to the 2010 questionnaire of  ...
Guide to Public Participation under the Protocol on Water and Health (November 2013)

The Protocol on Water and Health stresses the importance of involving the public in decision-making concerning water and health. Access to information and public participation are essential for building public  ...
The Equitable Access Score-card: Supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitation (November 2013)

The Protocol on Water and Health specifies that in pursuing the aims of access to drinking water and provision of sanitation for everyone, special consideration should be paid to ensure  ...
Cartoons on the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (October 2013)

The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents deals with prevention, preparedness and response to industrial accidents with possible transboundary consequences. Being informed of these topics is important -  ...
Brochure "The global opening of the 1992 UNECE Water Convention" (October 2013)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all  ...
Guide to implementing the Water Convention  (September 2013)

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercoursesand International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 andentered into force in 1996. It brings together almost all countries sharingtransboundary  ...
Health Effects of Particulate Matter (May 2013)

Health Effects of Particulate Matter This publication was prepared by the Joint WHO/Convention Task Force on Health Aspects of Air Pollution. The Task Force on Health work is coordinated by  ...
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - as amended on 19 March 2008 (May 2013)

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - as amended on 19 March 2008
Aarhus Convention Implementation Guide (second edition, text only version)  (April 2013)

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The European Union Water Initiative National Policy Dialogues: Achievements and lessons learned (February 2013)

National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) are the main operational instrument under the European Union Water Initiative in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The objective of  NPDs  ...
Introduction to Industrial Accidents (on-line training course) (February 2013)

Available in English, French and Russian. On-line training course of approximately 3 hours. Registration required. No cost. Produced by UNECE, the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit and UNEP, Geneva, 2013. This course is recommended for  ...
2012
OSCE Aarhus Convention manual (December 2012)

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"Let's achieve the principles of the Aarhus Convention in Japan!" (November 2012)

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The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents: Twenty years of Prevention, Preparedness and Response (October 2012)

Available in English 27 pp., Geneva, 2012 The Convention was adopted 20 years ago, in 1992, to protect people and the environment against industrial accidents that can have transboundary effects.  ...
Simplified Resource Manual to Support Application of the SEA Protocol (September 2012)

Simplified Resource Manual to Support Application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment Available in English, in French, and in Russian. Informal translations by OSCE in Armenian and Azerbaijani. (ECE/MP.EIA/18) The simplified Resource Manual  ...
The Water Convention: 20 years of successful water cooperation (September 2012)

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PRTRs advancing sustainability, environmental governance and a green economy (June 2012)

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Aarhus Returns to Rio (June 2012)

Aarhus Returns to Rio  Read more ENG FRE ESP
Health Effects of Black Carbon (May 2012)

Health Effects of Black Carbon This report presents the results of the first systematic review of evidence of the health effects of black carbon (BC) – an important component of fine  ...
Leaflet: Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (March 2012)

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Leaflet: National Policy Dialogues on Integrated Water Resources Management under the EU Water Initiative (March 2012)

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Leaflet: How to adapt water management to climate change in transboundary basins? (March 2012)

Download the leafet in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic
Ensuring equitable access to water and sanitation (March 2012)

Brochure on the Protocol on Water and HealthEnsuring Equitable access to water and sanitation Download brochure in English, French and RussianDownload inlay in English and French
The Water Convention: serving the planet (March 2012)

Download the Brochure in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic Leaflets: "Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters" (English and Russian) "How to adapt water management to climate change in transboundary basins?"  ...
No one left behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European region  (February 2012)

The Protocol on Water and Health stipulates that “equitable access to water and sanitation, adequate in both quantity and quality, should be provided for all members of the population, especially  ...
Sectoral Checklist for Preparation and Inspection of a Safety Report (February 2012)

Available in English and Russian 26 pp., Geneva, 2012 This checklist system was developed to support the preparation, auditing and inspection of safety reports. Please see also the accompanying Guidelines. Contents Introduction to system of  ...
Guidelines (to the Sectoral Checklist) for Preparation and Inspection of a Safety Report (February 2012)

Available in English and Russian 56 pp., Geneva, 2012 These guidelines have been developed to provide detailed guidance and instructions on use of a checklist system that was developed to support the  ...
2011
Strengthening Water Management and Transboundary Water Cooperation in Central Asia: the Role of UNECE Environmental Conventions (December 2011)

The shrinking of the Aral Sea — one of the greatest man-made environmental disasters — has affected the livelihoods and health of millions of people in Central Asia. It is a  ...
Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee, procedures for the review of compliance and consolidated operating rules (December 2011)

Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee, procedures for the review of compliance, and consolidated operating rulesConvention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context Electronic-only publication, available in English, French  ...
Policy guidance on water-related disease surveillance (Publication WHO-Euro) (December 2011)

This booklet contains guidance on the policy related to water-related disease surveillance developed by the Task Force on Water-related Disease Surveillance established under the Protocol on Water and Health. Download  ...
Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance (Publication WHO-Euro) (December 2011)

This guidance is intended to assist the countries that are Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health in establishing and/or strengthening their detection and early warning systems, contingency plans  ...
Resource Manual to Support Application of the SEA Protocol (December 2011)

Resource Manual to Support Application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment Electronic-only publication, available in English, and Russian. Informal translations by OSCE in Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian. (ECE/MP.EIA/17, 208 pp.) The United Nations  ...
Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Weather Events (November 2011)

Extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, are increasing in frequency and intensity. They affect the operation of water-supply, drainage and sewerage infrastructure, and the functioning of wastewater treatment plants,  ...
Review of Implementation of Espoo Convention (2006-2009) (November 2011)

Review of implementationof the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (2006-2009) Electronic-only publication, available in English, French and Russian (ECE/MP.EIA/16, 46 pp.) At its fifth session, in 2011, the  ...
Opinions of the Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention), 2001-2010 (October 2011)

Opinions of the Implementation Committee (2001-2010)Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context Electronic-only publication, available in English, French and Russian (17 pp.) The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a  ...
Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (August 2011)

The Second Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the status of transboundary waters in the European and Asian parts of the UNECE region, covering more than 140 transboundary rivers, 25  ...
Air Pollution Studies No20: Policy-relevant science questions (June 2011)

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010 New York and Geneva, 2010 Readmore
Air Pollution Studies No17: Ozone and PM (June 2011)

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010 New York and Geneva, 2010 Readmore
Air Pollution Studies No19: POPs (June 2011)

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010 New York and Geneva, 2010 Readmore
Air Pollution Studies No18: Mercury (June 2011)

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010 New York and Geneva, 2010 Readmore
Setting targets and target dates under the Protocol on Water and Health in the Republic of Moldova (May 2011)

Part I of the publication describes the target settting process in the Republic of Moldova. Part II of the publication presents the current situation and issues to be dealt with under  ...
A simplified guide to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers  (January 2011)

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Case Law of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (2004-2011) (courtesy of European ECO Forum) (January 2011)

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2010
Protocol on Water and Health General Presentation (December 2010)

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Water Convention General Presentation (December 2010)

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Small Scale Water Supplies in the pan-European Region: Background — Challenges — Improvements (2010) (December 2010)

Improvements Background • Challenges • Improvements © World Health Organization 2010, UNECE 2010 Download this Publication
Guidance document on Aarhus Convention compliance mechanism (December 2010)

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Improving Compliance with the Protocol on Water and Health (December 2010)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health  Geneva, 2010 Download this Publication
European ECO Forum (November 2010)

What is the Aarhus Convention? ENGQué es el Conventio de Aarhus? ESP Public Participation in Strategic Environmental Decisions: Guide for Environmental Citizens Organizations ENG RUS The Nest of Justice ENG
You and the Espoo Convention (November 2010)

You and the Espoo Convention Available in English, Russian and French. (ECE/MP.EIA/13, 32 pp.) An introductory booklet.
The Assistance Programme: The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (October 2010)

Available in English and Russian (ECE/CP.TEIA/21, 18 pp.) New York and Geneva, 2010 The Assitance Programme was launched in 2004 in order to support Parties and ECE countries with economies in transition  ...
UNECE at a glance: Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (October 2010)

Electronic-only publication, available in English and Russian. Basic information for States interested in becoming Party to the Protocol.
Guidelines on the setting of targets, evaluation of progress and reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health (October 2010)

The UNECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health has been negotiated specifically to ensure, by linking water management and health issues, the supply of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for  ...
UNECE at a glance: Espoo Convention (March 2010)

Electronic-only publication, available in English and Russian. Basic information for States interested in becoming Party to the Convention.
2009
Guidance on Notification according to the Espoo Convention (December 2009)

Guidance on Notification according to the Espoo Convention Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/MP.EIA/12, 68 pp., no. 10 in the Environment Series) At their first meeting, in 1998, the Parties to the  ...
Transboundary Flood Risk Management: Experiences from the UNECE region (December 2009)

United Nations New York and Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Applying the Protocol on SEA (November 2009)

Document Title ENGApplying the Protocol on SEA  ...
Clearing the Air (November 2009)

Clearing the Air, 30th Anniversary brochure  Readmore
Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change (October 2009)

Climate change will result in significant impacts on our water resources and some of the effects are already visible now. Nearly all the countries are expected to be negatively aff  ...
River basin commissions and other institutions for transboundary water cooperation (October 2009)

UNECE Capacity for Water Cooperation in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Series ECE/MP.WAT/32 UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, 2009 Download this publication English, French and Russian. 
What UNECE does for you (September 2009)

... UNECE makes sure States apply the Espoo Convention Available in English and Russian. Environmental impacts do not stop at the border. Your environment may be harmed by an activity in another  ...
Issue e-4 of EIA/SEA newsletter (August 2009)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue e-4 Russian translation by internENGRUS
Protocol on Water and Health: Targets for Progress (March 2009)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/3  Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Protocol on Water and Health (March 2009)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/3 Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Expansion of a planned spent nuclear fuel repository in Finland (no. 6) (March 2009)

Printable document or webpage view.
Nuclear power plants in Finland (no. 5) (March 2009)

Printable document or webpage view.
Climate change and the Water Convention: Guiding adaptation (February 2009)

Leaflets about the UNECE Water Convention ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/2  Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Assessment of transboundary waters in the UNECE region: Shining a light on Water (February 2009)

Leaflets about the UNECE Water Convention ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/2  Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Issue e-3 of EIA/SEA newsletter (February 2009)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue e-3Russian translation by EcoGlobe ENGRUS
The Water Convention … at your service (February 2009)

Brochures about the Water Convention ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/2 Geneva, 2009 Download this Publication
Review of Implementation of Espoo Convention (2003-2005) (February 2009)

Review of Implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (2003-2005) Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/MP.EIA/11, 148 pp., no. 9 in the Environment Series) At  ...
2008
Safety guidelines and good practices for pipelines (December 2008)

Available in English, French and Russian (ECE/CP.TEIA/16, 25 pp.) Geneva, 2008 The guidelines contain the principles and key elements for the safe transport of hazardous substances by pipeline, whether transboundary or not. The  ...
PRTR guidance document (December 2008)

Read more: ENG, ESP, FRE, RUS   Also available in English on CD-Rom. Unofficial translations: MKD, and its English summary: PDF
Chancy-Pougny Hydropower Station, on the border between France and Switzerland (no. 4)  (August 2008)

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Thonon-Annemasse Road, France, close to Switzerland (no. 3)  (August 2008)

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Issue e-2 of EIA/SEA newsletter (July 2008)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue e-2Russian translation by EcoGlobe  ...
2007
Air Pollution Studies No 16 (December 2007)

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2007 New York and Geneva, 2007 Readmore
First Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (December 2007)

OUR WATERS: JOINING HANDS ACROSS BORDERS The first Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters has been carried out under the auspices of the Water Convention, under the overall leadership  ...
Dam Safety in Central Asia: Capacity Building and regional cooperation (December 2007)

Result of the first phase of the UNECE Dam Safety project The publication provides an overview and analysis of the present situation in Central Asia with regard to the safety  ...
Monitoring and Assessment: First assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters in the UNECE region (December 2007)

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Benefits of transboundary EIA-Pamphlets (October 2007)

Document Title ENGBenefits of transboundary EIA  ...
Recommendations on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Integrated Water Resources Management (August 2007)

UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, 2007 ECE/MP.WAT/22 Download the Publication in English, French, Russian and Spanish
Issue e-1 of EIA/SEA newsletter (August 2007)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue eRussian translation by EcoGlobe  ...
Draft capacity development manual to support implementation of the SEA Protocol (April 2007)

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Draft Guidelines on EIA in a Transboundary Context for Central Asian Countries  (March 2007)

Document Title ENG FRE RUSECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/6  ...
Guidance on reporting requirements (2007) (February 2007)

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EECN Newsflash - New guide to the Aarhus Convention (January 2007)

Disclaimer: The above-listed publications are not official documents of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). They have not been endorsed by UNECE, the Meeting of the Parties to  ...
2006
Strategies and Policies for Air Pollution Abatement - 2006 (December 2006)

2006 Review prepared under The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution New York and Geneva, 2007 Readmore
Good Practice for Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (December 2006)

ECE/ENHS/2006/18  Geneva, 2006 Download this Publication
Draft guidance for national nodes of the Aarhus clearinghouse mechanism  (December 2006)

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Your Right to a Healthy Environment: A Simplified Guide to the Convention  (December 2006)

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The Protocol on Water and Health: Making a difference (December 2006)

Brochures about the Protocol on Water and Health ECE/CEP/NONE/2009/3  © WHO, UNECE, 2006 Download this Publication
Transboundary Water Cooperation -Trends in The Newly Independent States (December 2006)

Water Series No. 4 ECE/MP.WAT/16 New York and Geneva, 2006 Download this Publication
CEE Bankwatch Network - Citizens' guide to European complaint mechanism (December 2006)

Citizens' guide to European complaint mechanism (2006) ENG
The Aarhus Regulation: New Opportunities for Citizens in the EU and Beyond? (October 2006)

Read more Report of ECOSPHERE Forum held in Brussels, 27 October 2006 with the support of the Bruxelles Environnement
Strategies for monitoring and assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters (October 2006)

UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, 2006 Download this Publication
Issue 6 of EIA/SEA newsletter (September 2006)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue 6Russian translation by EcoGlobe  ...
Guidance on public participation in EIA in a transboundary context  (May 2006)

Guidance on public participation in EIA in a transboundary context Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/MP.EIA/7, 136 pp., no.7 in the Environment Series) At their second meeting, the Parties decided to  ...
Guidance on the Practical Application of the Espoo Convention  (May 2006)

Guidance on the Practical Applicationof the Espoo Convention Available in English, French and Russian. (Also issued earlier in English, French, German and Russian.) (ECE/MP.EIA/8, 75 pp., no. 8 in the Environment Series) At  ...
2005
Recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools to provide public access to environmental information, Annex to decision II/3 on electronic information tools and the clearinghouse mechanism  (December 2005)

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Clearing the Air Issue no.1 (December 2005)

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UNECE Industrial Accidents Notification System (December 2005)

Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/CP.TEIA/13, 36 pp.) New York & Geneva 2005 The document contains the basic information about the UNECE Industrial Accidents Notification System and the description of its  ...
Almaty Guidelines on Promoting the Application of the Principles of the Aarhus Convention in International Forums  (December 2005)

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Issue 5 of EIA/SEA newsletter (September 2005)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue 5Russian translation by EcoGlobe  ...
SEA of Policies (September 2005)

Strategic Environmental Assessment at the Policies LevelRecent Progress, Current Status and Future Prospects Edited by Barry Sadler Available in English only. (140 pp.) A volume prepared by the Regional Environment Centre for  ...
Clearing the Air Issue no.3 (May 2005)

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Clearing the Air Issue no.2 (May 2005)

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Issue 4 of EIA/SEA newsletter (March 2005)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue 4Russian translation by EcoGlobe ENGRUS
Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: The Crucial Role of Legal Standing for Non-Governmental Organisations  (February 2005)

Read more (February 2005)Statement of the German Advisory Council on the Environment Beteiligungsrechte im Umweltschutz [Public Participation in Environmental Protection - What does the Aarhus Convention bring to you?] -  ...
2004
Developing and Delivering Training on the Aarhus for Civil Society: A Manual for Trainers (December 2004)

Bridge over the Danube River between Vidin (Bulgaria) and Calafat (Romania) (no. 1) (1 Mbyte)  (December 2004)

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Twenty-five Years of International Cooperation on the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (December 2004)

25th Anniversary brochure on the Convention and its Protocols Geneva, 2004 Readmore
CLEARING THE AIR (December 2004)

25 years of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution New York and Geneva 2004 Readmore
Handbook for the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution and its Protocols (December 2004)

New York and Geneva 2004 Readmore
European Environment Bureau (EEB)  (December 2004)

Your rights under the Environmental Legislation of the EU ENGVos droits sous la legislation environnementale de l'UE FRE
What it is, why it matters (December 2004)

Brochures about the Water Convention  New York and Geneva, 2004 Download this Publication in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese
The Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA (September 2004)

Document Title ENG RUSThe Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA (1 MB)  ...
Issue 3 of EIA/SEA newsletter (September 2004)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue 3Russian translation by EcoGlobe ENGRUS
Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters (August 2004)

Available here in English, French and Russian (each 24 pp.). Printed version: Available in English, French and Russian together. (ECE/MP.WAT/11, 50 pp.) New York & Geneva, 2004
Guidance on subregional cooperation (June 2004)

Document Title ENG FRE RUSECE/MP.EIA/6, Annex V  ...
Issue 2 of EIA/SEA newsletter (May 2004)

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Pipeline between Italy and Croatia (no. 2) (March 2004)

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Issue 1 of EIA/SEA newsletter (January 2004)

Document Title ENG RUSIssue 1 Russian translation by CAREC ENGRUS
2003
Implementing the Espoo Convention (December 2003)

Document Title ENGImplementing the Espoo Convention: A regional initiative in the Caspian  ...
Transboundary water cooperation in the newly independent States, 2003 (December 2003)

UNECE, UNEP/ROE, Ministry for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for Environmental Assessments "Ecoterra" Moscow-Geneva, 2003 Download this Publication
Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context in the Caspian Sea Region  (December 2003)

Document Title ENGGuidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context in the Caspian Sea Region  ...
Guidelines on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice with Respect to Genetically Modified Organisms Implementation, Annex to decision II/1 on genetically modified organisms  (December 2003)

ENG FRE RUS
Air Pollution Studies 15 (December 2003)

Guidelines for Estimating and reporting Emission Data under the Convention on Long-range Trasboundary Air Pollution Note, that these emission reporting guidelines were revised in 2009 and the updated guidelines (document  ...
Strategies and Policies for Air Pollution Abatement - 2002 (December 2003)

2002 Review prepared under The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution New York and Geneva, 2004 Readmore
Resource & Analysis Center "Society / Environment" and European ECO Forum (December 2003)

Your Right to Know About Sources of Pollution ENG
Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (May 2003)

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Handbook on Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention (March 2003)

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An inventory of transboundary estuaries and their current monitoring practices (January 2003)

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Guidance on the Practical Application (January 2003)

Document Title ENG GERECE/MP.EIA/8 was originally published by Parties as:  ...
2002
Technical report: Guidance to operation of water quality laboratories, 2002 UNECE Task Force on Laboratory Quality Management and Accreditation (September 2002)

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Legal Aspects (February 2002)

Environmental Arbitration Rules of the Permanent Court of Arbitration: input to the 2nd meeting to negotiate a legally binding instrument on civil liability within the scope of the UNECE Water  ...
Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary and International Lakes: UNECE Working Group on Monitoring and Assessment:  (January 2002)

Document Title ENG RUSBackground paper - General properties and monitoring practices of selected transboundary/international lakes, 2002  ...
2001
Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Hungary (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Germany (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: European Commission (1) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Germany (1) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Czech Republic (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Sweden (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Slovakia (1) (December 2001)

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Lake Management: Lake Ohrid case study (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Austria (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Hungary (1) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Poland (December 2001)

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Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary groundwater guidelines (December 2001)

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Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary river guidelines: pilot projects (December 2001)

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Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary river guidelines: principles (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Hungary (3) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: Slovakia (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: European Commission (2) (December 2001)

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Bratislava Workshop: Links Between the Water Convention and the EC Water Framework Directive: International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) (December 2001)

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Monitoring and Assessment: Transboundary river guidelines: introduction (December 2001)

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Rules of procedure of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (December 2001)

Available in English, French and Russian. (ECE/CP.TEIA/3, 45 pp.) New York and Geneva, 2001 ISBN 92-1-016349-4 Sales No. E/F/R.01.II.E.11 The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, drawn up under the auspices of the  ...
ISARM: Internationally shared (transboundary) aquifer resources management (December 2001)

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The Espoo Convention (February 2001)

Document Title ENGThe Espoo Convention: Ten years of greening our frontiers  ...
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (February 2001)

Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
2000
Aarhus Convention Implementation Guide  (December 2000)

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Directrices sobre seguimiento y evaluación de aguas subterráneas transfronterizas (December 2000)

Executive summary 2000 Review of Strategies and Policies for Air Pollution Abatement (December 2000)

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International Watercourses: enhancing cooperation and managing conflicts (December 2000)

This work was originally published by the World Bank in English (World Bank Technical Paper No. 414; 1998). The Russian translation contains additional texts, such as the Protocol on Water  ...
Teen Planet Magazine - Know your Environmental Rights (September 2000)

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Public Participation in Making Local Environmental Decisions (July 2000)

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Comparing two United Nations Conventions on Water (March 2000)

The Relationship between the 1992 UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of the Non Navigational  ...
UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Groundwater, 2000 (March 2000)

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Water management: Guidance on public participation and compliance with agreements (March 2000)

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UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: (March 2000)

Guidelines on Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers Download this Publication
Guidelines on Sustainable Flood Prevention (January 2000)

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1998
Protecting our environment: How environmental impact assessment can help  (November 1998)

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Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (June 1998)

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1996
Protection of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems (December 1996)

Part One:Guidelines on Water-Quality Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers.                                           Part Two: Recommendations to ECE Governments on Specific Measures to Prevent, Control and Reduce Groundwater Pollution from Chemical  ...
Guidelines on Access to Information and Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making (December 1996)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on specific measures to prevent, control and reduce groundwater pollution from chemical storage facilities and waste-disposal sites (May 1996)

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Guidelines on water-quality monitoring and assessment of transboundary rivers (May 1996)

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Guidelines on licensing waste-water discharges from point sources into transboundary waters (May 1996)

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UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: Quality Assurance (January 1996)

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Current Policies, Strategies and Aspects of Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context  (January 1996)

Current Policies, Strategies and Aspects of Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context Available in English only. (ECE/CEP/9, 84 pp., no. 6 in the Environment Series) Contents Part one: Policies and strategies  ...
UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: State of the Art on Monitoring and Assessment of Rivers (January 1996)

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1995
Protection and Sustainable Use of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems (December 1995)

Part One: Recommendations to ECE Governments.                                  Part Two: ECE Action Plan to Implement Agenda 21. Part Three: selected ECE publications and documents. Water Series No.2 ECE/CEP/10  New York, 1995
Guidelines for ECE Governments on the prevention and control of water pollution from fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture (December 1995)

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UNECE Task Force on Monitoring and Assessment: (October 1995)

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Specific methodologies and criteria to determine the significance of adverse transboundary impact  (January 1995)

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1994
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the prevention of water pollution from hazardous substances (December 1994)

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1993
Guidelines on the ecosystem approach in water management (December 1993)

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Protection of Water Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems (December 1993)

Part One: Guidelines on the Ecosystem Approach in Water Management. Part Two: Water-quality Criteria and Objectives.    Part Three: Prevention and Control of Water Pollution from Fertilizers and Pesticides. Water Series No.1 ECE/ENVWA/31  ...
Legal and Administrative Aspects (August 1993)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on water quality criteria and objectives (March 1993)

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1992
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the five R policies - Reduction, replacement, recovery recycling and reutilization of industrial products, residues or wastes (March 1992)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on the protection of inland waters against eutrophication (March 1992)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on ecosystems-based water management (March 1992)

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Application of Environmental Impact Assessment Principles to Policies, Plans and Programmes  (January 1992)

Application of Environmental Impact Assessment Principles to Policies, Plans and Programmes Available in English only. (ECE/ENVWA/27, 58 pp., no. 5 in the Environment Series) Contents Preface Introduction Explanation of terms Findings of the Task Force Annex I:  ...
1991
Recommendations to ECE Governments on waste-water management (March 1991)

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Policies and systems of environmental impact assessment  (February 1991)

Policies and systems of environmental impact assessment Available in French and Russian. (ECE/ENVWA/15, 72 pp., no. 4 in the Environment Series) Contents (approximate translation) Part one: Recommendations for ECE  ...
1990
Code of Conduct on Accidental Pollution of Transboundary Inland Waters (December 1990)

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Post-Project Analysis in Environmental Impact Assessment  (January 1990)

Post-Project Analysis in Environmental Impact Assessment Available in English and French. (ECE/ENVWA/11, 62 pp., no. 3 in the Environment Series) Contents Preface Summary with conclusion and recommendations to ECE governments Part one: Description and  ...
1989
Charter on Ground-water Management (December 1989)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on dam safety with particular emphasis on small dams (March 1989)

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1988
Recommendations to ECE Governments on the protection of soil and aquifers against non-point source pollution (March 1988)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on waste-water treatment (March 1988)

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1987
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Water-management Systems (December 1987)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on Rational Use of Water in Industrial Processes (December 1987)

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Application of Environmental Impact Assessment: Highways and Dams (July 1987)

Application of Environmental Impact Assessment: Highways and Dams Available in English only. (ECE/ENV/50, 232 pp., no. 1 in the Environment Series) Contents Preface Summary Conclusions and recommendations Introduction Part one: Background Part two: Legal/administrative systems  ...
Principles regarding Cooperation in the Field of Transboundary Waters (April 1987)

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1984
ECE Declaration of Policy on the Rational Use of Water (December 1984)

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1982
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Drinking Water Supply and Effluent Disposal System (December 1982)

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ECE Decision on International Co-operation on Shared Water Resources (December 1982)

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1981
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Water Pollution from Animal Production (December 1981)

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1980
ECE Declaration of Policy on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, including Transboundary Pollution (December 1980)

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Recommendations to ECE Governments on Economic Instruments for Rational Utilization of Water Resources (December 1980)

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1979
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Rational Utilization of Water (December 1979)

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1978
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Selected Water Problems in Islands and Coastal Areas with special regard to Desalination and Ground Water (December 1978)

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1976
Recommendations to ECE Governments on Long-term Planning of Water Management (December 1976)

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