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Seventh meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs

28 - 29 November 2019

Salle XII, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland.

The seventh meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) will be held on 28-29 November 2019 in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Salle XII). The Working Group is expected to consider a number of subjects, including:

• Development of the Protocol
• Progress in implementing the work programme and financial matters
• Promotion and coordination
• Compliance and reporting mechanisms
• Subregional and national activities: needs and challenges for capacity building
• Preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

Interested Parties and stakeholders will be provided with an opportunity to share their experiences in implementing pollutant release and transfer registers, in particular, during agenda items on the development of the Protocol and on subregional and national activities.

Information on the consultation on development of the Protocol held prior to the meeting is available through this webpage

Documents

The provisional agenda is available on this page in the document section below. Other documents are being uploaded on this page as soon as they become available. 

Kindly note that this is a paper free meeting. No documents will be made available in the meeting room. Please check this webpage regularly and make sure that you bring with you all documents required for the meeting.

Registration and Visa

The meeting is open to representatives of UN Member States as well as stakeholders, such as intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, industry, academic institutions, members of the public and experts.

All participants are requested to register online through this
link

Deadline for registration with financial support: 10 October 2019
Deadline for registration without financial support: 30 October 2019

We recommend using Internet Explorer browser for the online meeting registration. In case of difficulties you may refer to the user manual or please contact the secretariat (public.participation[at]un.org) directly.

Please ensure while registering online that you provide us with your contacts (e.g. post address, phone number, email address) which can be made publicly available through the list of participants.

Participants requiring a personal invitation letter for visa purposes should click on the “visa required” option and register for the meeting as early as possible, taking into account the period required to obtain the visa.

Financial support

Limited funds are available to support delegates from countries with economies in transition, eligible for financial support, NGOs and invited speakers. Participants who are applying for financial support should register as soon as possible, but before 10 October 2019 through this link

Representatives of Governments should submit the completed financial support form  to the secretariat by e-mail (public.participation@un.org), indicating in the subject line “Country name/organization - financial support request” before the same date – 10 October 2019. Kindly note that financial support request would be considered only after submission of duly filled in financial support request form and online registration through the link mentioned above.

NGO and other other participants requesting financial support should indicate in the comments box: “financial support requested” and briefly describe their expertise relevant to the subjects to be considered by the meetings, while registering online before the same date – 10 October 2019. NGO and other participants are not required to submit the financial support request form.

Participants who are not applying for financial support are requested to register online before 30 October 2019 through this link.

Practical information

Wireless internet is available in all meeting rooms. Kindly note that electrical power plugs and sockets are unique to Switzerland within the UNECE region (type J, three-pin, 230 V, 50 Hz), and respectively require an adaptor, though slim two-pin plugs (type C) will fit. For additional practical information, please consult: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/practical 

In addition, kindly note that you can drink tap water at the Palais des Nations. As there will be no drinking water served in the meeting room, we encourage delegates to bring reusable bottles or containers for tap water.

Key dates to remember

Deadline for registration with financial support: 10 October 2019
Deadline for registration without financial support: 30 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Documents

TitleENGFRERUS
Provisional Agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/1) PDFPDFPDF
Item 4 (b)
Report on the third Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/3)PDF
Item 6
Report on the development of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6), including possible approach for revising annexes I, II and III(ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6/Add.1)PDF
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Comparitive analysis of different international reporting obligations related to annexes I, II and III of the Protocol on PRTRs (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.2)xls
Item 8
Report on the implementation of the work programme
of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2018–2021 (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/4)
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Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Protocol’s work programme for
2018–2021(ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/5)
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Item 9 (b)
Note on the work programme for 2022–2025 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/7)PDFPDFPDF
Note on future financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/8)PDFPDFPDF
Excerpt from Annex I of the Note on future financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.1)

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