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Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in a Transboundary Context

Activities under the Espoo EIA Convention and its Protocol on SEA
(period between 3rd and 4th Meetings of the Parties, 2004-2008)

Examination of the substantive relationship between the Convention and the Protocol

Sub-activity Results

Presentation and discussion at a one-day workshop back to back with a Working Group on EIA meeting of the results of an EC study on the relationship between the EC Directives on EIA and SEA that are relevant to the Convention and the Protocol.

Decision by the Working Group on EIA on items for further study, which may include preparation of a report on the substantive relationship between the Convention and the Protocol.

The Relationship between the EIA and SEA Directives (4MB), final report to the European Commission by Imperial College Consultants, August 2005. Presented to the Working Group on EIA in April 2006. PDF ENG external link

The Working Group on EIA decided, in May 2007, to postpone any further discussion of this activity until the Protocol had entered into force and some practical experience with its implementation and application had been gained.