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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)

Institutional and procedural activities

A consolidated paper by the small group is annexed to the report of the 10th meeting of the Working Group on EIA.

Sub-activity Results

(i) Consideration of whether any amendments are necessary to the rules of procedure of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention arising from the application of these rules to the Protocol, in accordance with article 14, paragraph 5, of the Protocol and, if necessary, the drafting of such amendments;

(ii) If necessary, preparation for the election of substitute members of the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties, in accordance with article 14, paragraph 3, of the Protocol;

(iii) Consideration of the modalities for the application of the compliance procedure of the Convention to the Protocol and preparation for the adoption of modalities, in accordance with article 14, paragraph 6, of the Protocol;

(iv) Preparation for establishing such subsidiary bodies as are considered necessary for the implementation of the Protocol, in accordance with article 14, paragraph 4 (d), of the Protocol; and

The small group (Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom) presented proposals addressing items (i)-(iv) at the second meeting of the Signatories to the Protocol, 25-26 April 2005 PDF ENG RUS
   

(v) Consideration of the institutional and administrative aspects of the relationship between the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol and the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

The small group (Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom) also presented proposals addressing item (v) at the ninth meeting of the Working Group on EIA, 3-6 April 2006 PDF ENG RUS