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Meetings of the Parties to the Espoo Convention and to the Protocol on SEA, Intermediary sessions

5 - 7 February 2019

Geneva

The intermediary session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) was held in conjunction with the intermediary session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment. The sessions took place in Geneva, Palais des Nations, from 5 to 7 February 2019.

An informal presentation of the main conclusions is available under informal documents.

Unedited advance copies of the adopted decisions are available under adopted decisions.

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTSENGFRE  RUS 
POST-SESSION DOCUMENTS:
Report of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and of the Protocol on their intermediary sessions
(ECE/MP.EIA/27−ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/11)
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Decisions by the Meetings of the Parties to the Convention
(ECE/MP.EIA/27/Add.1−ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/11/Add.1) - Advance copy
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PRE-SESSION DOCUMENTS:
Provisional agenda (ECE/MP.EIA/26–ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/10) pdf

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Draft decision IS/1 on the general issues of compliance with the Convention (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/1) pdf


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Draft decision IS/1a on compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of its national legislation (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/2)

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Draft decision IS/1b on compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of a nuclear power plant in Metsamor (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/3)pdf


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Draft decision IS/1c on compliance by Azerbaijan with its obligations under the Convention in respect of its national legislation (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/4) pdf


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Draft decision IS/1d on compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/5) pdf


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Draft decision IS/1e on compliance by Serbia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Kostolac lignite power plant (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/6)pdf


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Draft decision IS/1f on compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Danube-Black Sea Deep Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian sector of the Danube Delta 
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Draft decision IS/1g on compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention in respect of extension of the lifetime of the Rivne nuclear power plant (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/8) pdf


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Draft decision IS/1h on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/9)pdf


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Progress report on the development of guidance on the application of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/10) pdf


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Draft decision IS/2 on the application of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/11) pdf


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Updated guidelines on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context for Central Asian countries
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Draft decision IS/3 on the updated guidelines on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context for Central Asian Countries (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/13)

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Findings and recommendations by the Implementation Committee on compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/14) pdf


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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
Informal notes on the Bureau meeting (of 22-23 October 2018) ENG
Report of the Working Group on EIA and SEA on its 7th meeting (28-30 May 2018) (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2018/2)ENGFRERUS
Report of the Implementation Committee's 43rd meeting (4 - 7 December 2018) (ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/6) Advance copyENG
Report of the Implementation Committee’s 42nd meeting (11-14 September 2018) (ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/3)ENG
Opinions of the Implementation Committee, 2001-2018 ENG
Informal notes on the Bureau meeting (of 7-8 February 2018)ENG
Report of the Meetings of the Parties (MOP7&MOP/MOP3) (ECE/MP.EIA/23-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7)ENGFRERUS
Joint MOP decisions and declaration (ECE/MP.EIA/23.Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7.Add.1)ENGFRERUS
Decisions by the MOP to the Convention  (ECE/MP.EIA/23.Add.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7.Add.2)ENGFRERUS
Decisions by the MOP to the Protocol (ECE/MP.EIA/23-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/7.Add.3)ENGFRERUS

 

 

ADOPTED DECISIONSENG
Decisions taken by the intermediary session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
General issues of compliance with the Convention
Decision IS/1
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Compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of its national legislation
Decision IS/1a
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Compliance by Armenia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of a nuclear power plant in Metsamor
Decision IS/1b
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Compliance by Azerbaijan with its obligations under the Convention in respect of its national legislation
Decision IS/1c
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Compliance by Belarus with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets
Decision IS/1d
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Compliance by Serbia with its obligations under the Convention in respect of a third block of the Kostolac lignite power plant
Decision IS/1e
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Compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Danube-Black Sea Deep Water Navigation Canal in the Ukrainian sector of the Danube Delta
Decision IS/1f 
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Compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Convention in respect of extension of the lifetime of the Rivne nuclear power plant
Decision IS/1g
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Compliance by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in respect of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant
Decision IS/1h
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The applicability of the Convention to the lifetime extension of nuclear power plants
Decision IS/2
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The Revised Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context for Central Asian Countries
Decision IS/3
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INFORMAL DOCUMENTSENGRUS
Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariatPDF
2.Organizational matters:    

(b) Adoption of the agenda;

Informal notes on the agenda (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/INF.1)

 

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(d) Status of the Convention and its amendments and the Protocol

Status of ratification of the Convention and its amendments and the Protocol (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/INF.2)

 

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3.Outstanding issues:

(c) Tentative calendar of meetings for 2019 and 2020

Provisional schedule of meetings (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/INF.3) Revised on 25 January 2019

 

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4.Review of the workplan:
Workplan implementation status (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/INF.4)PDF
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Summary report on technical assistance and capacity-building activities (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/INF.5)WORD
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(a) Subregional cooperation and capacity-building;
(b) Exchange of good practices;
(c) Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol.
Final publication on lessons learned from the EaPGREEN funded assistance
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IAIA informal pamphlets: “Fastips”  
5.Review of compliance, implementation and the activities of the Implementation Committee. 
Note on the possible elaboration of a strategy and an action plan for the future application of the Convention and the Protocol (ECE/MP.EIA/2019/INF.6)   PDF
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                      PRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTSENG
Organizational matters (item 2 (d))
Statement of Azerbaijan on ratification of the first and second amendment of the convention, and the Protocol on SEAPDF
Statement of Belarus on ratification of the second amendment and the Protocol on SEAPDF
Outstanding issues: draft decision IS/1 on the review of compliance with the Convention (item 3 (a)(i))
Position statement by Belarus regarding draft decision IS/1 d on compliance by Belarus (letter of 18 January 2019)PDF
See also: the Implementation Committee’s comments on the statements by Belarus regarding draft decision IS/1 d (report on its forty-third session, paragraphs 75 to 84, ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2018/6)PDF
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Presentation by Belarus on site evaluation regarding the nuclear power station in Ostrovets 

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Presentation by Belarus on SEED Review Mission regarding the power station in Ostrovets 

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Presentation by Lithuania on site evaluation regarding the power station in Ostrovets 

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Statement of Belarus before voting on draft decision IS/1dPDF
Review of the workplan: Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol and the Convention  (item 4 (c))
Statement by Kazakhstan on the completion of a pilot project on strategic environmental assessment in energy sectorPDF

Review of compliance, review of implementation and work done by the Implementation Committee (item 5)

Statement by Kazakhstan on received legislative assistance for developing new national legislation on EIA and SEA

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Presentation by Tajikistan on received legislative assistance for developing new national legislation on EIA and SEA 

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Presentation by Uzbekistan on received legislative assistance for developing new national legislation on EIA and SEA 

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Statement by the Russian Federation on progress in the adoption of its legislation on EIA and SEA 

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Statement by Azerbaijan on progress in the adoption of its legislation on EIA and SEA PDF
HIGH-LEVEL STATEMENTS
Opening statement by Ms. Monika Linn, Principal Advisor to the Executive Secretary, on behalf of Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for EuropePDF
Statements by Ministers and high-level representatives (item 7)
LithuaniaPDF
BelarusPDF
RomaniaPDF
NorwayPDF
LuxembourgPDF
AustriaPDF
AlbaniaPDF
World Health Organization, Regional Office for EuropePDF
"Society and Environment" (on behalf of the European ECO Forum)PDF
Sample credentials (for all delegations) - Pouvoirs - МандатENG    FRE   RUS
Map of the Palais des Nations
List of participantsENG

Side event by the NGO ClientEarth on “Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment of coal and lignite-related activities” 

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (tentatively 1.30-2.30 p.m.)

SAVE THE DATE - 6 February 2019, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland “Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment of coal and lignite-related activities”                                  PDF      
The factsheet on the transboundary environmental impacts of coal activitiesPDF

Transboundary Air Pollution

Rob Maas, Senior scientific advisor at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands

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Transboundary Impact Assessment of coal and lignite related activities – legal obligations

Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert, Managing Partner of Jendrośka Jerzmanski Bar & Partners, Poland

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