Mechanisms for Implementation
MECHANISMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION
Having considered the most appropriate ways of effectively implementing the Convention and successfully taking forward its work-plan,
1. Establishes a subsidiary body, called the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment, to assist in the implementation of the Convention and the management of the work-plan;
2. Requests this subsidiary body to take the necessary steps to implement the work-plan agreed at the first meeting of the Parties, and to report to them at their second and subsequent meetings on progress in implementing the work-plan, and to ensure the efficient management of any work-plan which may from time to time be agreed by them;
3. Invites the subsidiary body, in the light of its experience with implementing the work-plan, to make recommendations for consideration at the second and subsequent meetings of the Parties on further work on, inter alia, legal, administrative and technical aspects, necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the Convention and international cooperation in environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context, bearing in mind the special needs of countries in transition;
4. Invites ECE member countries non-Parties to the Convention, governmental, non-governmental and other relevant international organizations and institutions to contribute fully as observers to the work undertaken by the subsidiary body to implement the Convention.