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Review of Implementation of Espoo Convention (2006-2009)

Published:October 2011

Review of implementation
of 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 Meeting of the Parties, welcomed the reports by the Parties on their implementation, and adopted the Third Review of Implementation, as presented in this publication. It also noted its findings (presented in section 1.2 of the Review) and agreed again to repeat the review of implementation exercise for the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties.

The Meeting of the Parties requested the Convention’s Implementation Committee to take into account in its work general and specific compliance issues identified in this Third Review of Implementation. The Committee is responsible for the review of compliance by Parties with their obligations under the Convention. However, besides its importance to the Implementation Committee, this Review provides valuable information for Parties wishing to strengthen their implementation of the Convention, for States considering acceding to the Convention in their legal and administrative preparations, and for others wishing to understand better how the Convention is implemented in national legislation and applied in practice.

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Preparation of the review

1.2 Findings of the review

Chapter 2 Summary of responses to the questionnaire

2.1 Article 2: General provisions

2.2 Article 3: Notification

2.3 Article 4: Preparation of the environmental impact assessment documentation

2.4 Article 5: Consultations

2.5 Article 6: Final decision

2.6 Article 7: Post-project analysis

2.7 Article 8: Bilateral and multilateral agreements

2.8 Article 9: Research programmes

2.9 Ratification of the amendments to the Convention and of the Protocol on
Strategic Environmental Assessment

2.10 Cases during the period 2006–2009

2.11 Experience of the transboundary environmental impact assessment
procedure in 2006–2009

2.12 Cooperation between Parties in 2006–2009

2.13 Experience in using the guidance in 2006–2009

2.14 Clarity of the Convention

2.15 Awareness of the Convention

2.16 Suggested improvements to the report


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