The Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference took place in Batumi, Georgia, from 8 to 10 June 2016. The Conference addressed two themes: "Greening the economy in the pan-European region"; and "Improving air quality for a better environment and human health". In addition, a segment on education for sustainable development was organized during the Conference.
The Conference was organized based on the provisions of the Environment for Europe Reform Plan, adopted in 2009 (En / Fr / Ru), and in accordance with the procedures for the Batumi Ministerial Conference, adopted in 2014 (En / Fr / Ru). For more information about the Conference please click on the links below.
The main outcomes of the Conference include: the Batumi Ministerial Declaration (En / Fr / Ru); the Pan-European Strategic Framework on Greening the Economy (En / Fr / Ru) and its Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E); the Batumi Action on Cleaner Air (BACA); the Batumi Ministerial Statement on Education for Sustainable Development (En / Fr / Ru) and the Framework for the future implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (En / Fr / Ru).
Report of the Conference (En / Fr / Ru)
Ministerial Declaration (En / Fr / Ru)
Batumi Ministerial Statement on ESD (En / Fr / Ru)
Chair's summary of the Conference (En / Fr / Ru)
Co-Chairs' summary of the ESD segment (En / Fr / Ru)
Documents and materials
List of participants
IISD coverage of the Conference
Pictures taken during the Conference (if you took pictures during the Conference and side events and wish to share them via the EfE flickr account, please contact the UNECE secretariat)
Host country website
Side events (list & schedule)