The two-day sub regional Workshop was organised by the secretariat of the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The Workshop promoted the implementation and ratification of the Pollutant Release Transfer Registers (PRTR) Protocol in South-Eastern Europe (SEE) by improving knowledge of legal, institutional and technical requirements, identifying key players and technical and capacity building specific needs in order to facilitate the provision of more targeted support for introducing PRTRs in the region.
The Workshop brought together representatives from national authorities responsible for PRTRs, chemical and waste management, water, land air and health protection. It also gathered representatives of industry, Aarhus Centres and non-governmental organizations from South Eastern Europe and Israel and experts working on PRTRs within different countries of the UNECE region and with international governmental organizations.
Meeting documents are being posted on this pages as they become available. Please check this page regularly.
NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS:
In order to minimize the negative environmental impact of the meeting there will be no distribution of documents in the meeting room. Participants are kindly urged to bring with them all documents required for the meeting.
Provisional programme (as of 24 May 2013)
Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers: Current status and possible needs for the development of PRTRs (survey results) PRTR Protocol/SEE-2013/Inf.1
Summary analysis of the results of the survey on the current status and possible needs for the development of PRTRs (survey results) PRTR Protocol/SEE-2013/Inf.2
Essential Elements and Benefits of the Protocol on PRTRs
Electronic Reporting and Data Handling
Scope of the Protocol on PRTRs
Norwegian PRTR website
Norwegian PRTR database
PRTR Capacity-building in just one click
The role of NGOs/Aarhus Centres in providing a platform for networking and exchanging knowledge on PRTR development in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The industry's role in data dissemination
Data collection methods, validation and quality in Sweden
Setting up an appropriate institutional structure for implementation of PRTR Protocol-Case study Serbia
Key outcomes of the activities of the Regional Environmental Center on PRTRs in South Eastern Europe
Emission Registers Activities of CEMSA
The German PRTR implementation: Data management and technical features
Application, use and presentation of PRTR data; The Spanish experience
The benefits of civil society engagement in monitoring environmental pollutants
PRTR data in South Eastern Europe. Croatia's EPR and CNPEPR
NGO's role in the development and implementation of PRTRs and in using PRTR data
Legal framework for PRTRs
Preparing for PRTR Protocol; Aarhus Centers in Montenegro
Developing PRTRs with full stakeholder involvement
Status of PRTR development in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Main features of PRTR software
Operators' experience in PRTR Reporting
Status of PRTR development in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Capacity-building and awareness activities with cooperation from Spain
The role of Aarhus Centres in providing a platform for networking on PRTR development in South Eastern Europe
Ms Nina Suomalainen
Mr Michel Amand,
Mr Mirko Šarović,
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