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Предварительный список совещаний в рамках Конвенции об оценке воздействия на окружающую среду в трансграничном контексте (Просьба учесть, что этот список совещаний является предварительным. За дальнейшей информацией просьба обращаться в секретариат)

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1998

18-20 March

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1st Meeting of the Parties, Oslo

1999

4-5 October

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1st meeting of Working Group on EIA, Geneva

2000

29-31 May

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2nd meeting of Working Group on EIA, Geneva,

2000

9-12 October

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3rd meeting of Working Group on EIA, Geneva,

2000

23-24 November

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International workshop on public participation and health aspects in strategic environmental assessment, Szentendre (Hungary)

26-27 February

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2nd Meeting of the Parties, Sofia

14-16 May

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1st meeting of Open-ended ad hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Geneva

26-28 September

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2nd meeting of Open-ended ad hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Geneva

22-23 October

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Workshop on Subregional Cooperation, Warsaw

19 November

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4th meeting of Working Group on EIA, Rome

21-23 November

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3rd Meeting Open-ended ad hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Orvieto (Italy)

11 – 13 February

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4th meeting Open-ended ad hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Warsaw

Second part of April

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Meeting on the Database, Poland

Spring

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Workshop on good practice (Finland, Netherlands, Sweden), Bulgaria

6 – 8 May

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5th Meeting Open-ended ad hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Oslo

End May

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Task Force on Amendments

10 – 12 June

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2nd session of the Implementation Committee, United Kingdom

Mid October

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Workshop on sub-regional cooperation (Methodology and development of procedures of EIA for NIS countries) (in cooperation with Croatia), Poland

23-27 September

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6th Meeting Open-ended ad-hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Ohrid (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

October

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Workshop on Cooperation with other Conventions, Romania

18–22 November

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7th Meeting Open-ended ad-hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Geneva

27-29 January

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5th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva

30 January

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8th Meeting Open-ended ad-hoc Working Group on SEA Protocol, Geneva

6-7 March

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Meeting of the ad hoc Working Group on Amendments, Geneva

10-11 March

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3rd session of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

Spring

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Meeting on the Database, Poland

21 May

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Special Session of the Meeting of the Parties during the Ministerial Conference for the Signing of the SEA Protocol, Kyiv

16-17 June

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Meeting of the ad hoc Working Group on Amendments, Berlin

June

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Meeting of Public Participation, Russian Federation

19-20 September

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Meeting of the Bureau

October

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Workshop on Cooperation with other Conventions, Romania

27-29 October

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6th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva

30-31 October

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4th session of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

23 November

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Meeting of the Bureau

27-28 November

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First preparatory meeting for the first meeting of the Signatories, Geneva

18-19 December

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5th session of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

24 January

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Meeting of the Bureau

26-27 January

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Second preparatory meeting for the first meeting of the Signatories, Geneva

28-30 January

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7th meeting of Working Group on EIA, Geneva

16 February

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Meeting of the Bureau

1 - 4 June

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3rd Meeting of the Parties to the Convention, including 1st Meeting of the Signatories to the Protocol, Cavtat (Croatia)

7 June

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3rd informal meeting between the Bureaux of the Committee on Environmental Policy and of the Governing Bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions, Geneva

5 - 7 October

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Workshop on guidance for capacity building in EECCA region, Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan)

24-31 October

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1st Training Workshop on Transboundary EIA in North-East Asia, Seoul

3 - 5 November

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6th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

8 - 10 November

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

2 December

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Subregional workshop with EC Member States and others, to review the draft capacity-development manual to support implementation of the SEA Protocol, Brussels

16-17 December

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Workshop on subregional cooperation in South-east Europe, Belgrade

26 January

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First (preparatory) meeting of the Inquiry Commission (Romania & Ukraine), Geneva

16-17 February

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UNEP/ETB external link: Mid-term Review Meeting external link on Initiative on Capacity Building for Integrated Assessment and Planning, Geneva

21 February

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

21 - 22 February

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Subregional workshop, to review the draft capacity-development manual to support implementation of the SEA Protocol, for South-East Europe, Szentendre (Hungary)

24 February

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Second (preparatory) meeting of the Inquiry Commission (Romania & Ukraine), Geneva

3 - 4 March

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7th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Helsinki

9 - 11 March

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1st meeting on the Protocol on Transboundary EIA under the Caspian Sea Convention external link, Moscow

4-5 April

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Training workshop on use of the Guidelines on EIA in a Transboundary Context in the Caspian Sea Region external link, Baku

14 April

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Meeting of Austrian-Czech project "Trans-national civil participation / Strategies of the Espoo and Aarhus Convention", Mistelbach (Austria)

21 - 22 April

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Subregional workshop, to review the draft capacity-development manual to support implementation of the SEA Protocol, in the Caucasus, Tbilisi

25 - 26 April

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2nd Meeting of the Signatories to the SEA Protocol, Geneva

27 April (a.m.)

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Meeting on exchange of good practice (transboundary projects), Geneva

27 (p.m.) - 29 April

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8th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva

6 June

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4th informal meeting between the Bureaux of the CEP and of the Governing Bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions, Geneva

8-9 June

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Workshop on the prevention of water pollution due to pipeline accidents, Berlin

30 June - 1 July

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Workshop on subregional cooperation in South-East Europe, Ohrid (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

11 - 12 July

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Training workshop on use of the Guidelines on EIA in a Transboundary Context in the Caspian Sea region external link, Gorgan (Islamic Republic of Iran)

21-22 September

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UNEP/ETB external link: 2nd Review Meeting on Integrated Assessment and Planning for Sustainable Development external link, Geneva

23 September

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UNEP/ETB external link: Towards an International Framework for Integrated Assessment/ Sustainability Appraisal external link (IA/SA), Geneva

17-22 October

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2nd Training Workshop on Transboundary EIA in North-East Asia, China

20-21 October

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Workshop on subregional cooperation in the Baltic Sea subregion, Stockholm

24-25 October

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4th seminar of the PlanNet Europe external link network on SEA of urbanism plans and programmes, Brussels

24-26 October

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2nd meeting on the Protocol on Transboundary EIA under the Caspian Sea Convention external link, Moscow

28 October

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Meeting of the Inquiry Commission (Romania & Ukraine), Geneva

3-4 November

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Workshop on subregional cooperation in the Black Sea and Balkan subregion, Koprivshtitza (Bulgaria)

14-15 November

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8th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

16 December

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Meeting of the Inquiry Commission (Romania & Ukraine), Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

26-27 January

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Kick-off seminar for transboundary EIA pilot project between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek

6-8 February

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9th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

13-14 February

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Bureau meeting, Bucharest

14 February

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UNEP/ETB external link: Working group meeting on the development of the international framework for integrated assessment/sustainability appraisal, Geneva

21 March

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UNDP-REC Final workshop on SEA promotion and capacity development project (Belarus), Minsk

2 April

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

3-6 April

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9th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, 3-5 April, Geneva, beginning with a meeting on exchange of good practice (post-project analysis) and followed by a study tour on 6 April

7 April

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Meeting of small editorial group on resource manual for Protocol, Geneva

8-13 May

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Site visit by the Inquiry Commission (Romania & Ukraine), Kyiv, Danube Delta & Bucharest

23-26 May

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IAIA Annual Conference external link, Power, Poverty & Sustainability: the role of impact assessment, Stavanger (Norway)

30 (p.m.)-31 May

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Final drafting meeting of the Inquiry Commission (Romania & Ukraine), Geneva (room F-3)

7-9 June

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3rd meeting on the Protocol on Transboundary EIA under the Caspian Sea Convention external link, Moscow

27 June

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5th informal meeting between the Bureaux of the CEP and of the Governing Bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions, Geneva

10 July

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Meeting for transmission of the opinion of the Inquiry Commission to the parties to the inquiry procedure (Romania & Ukraine) and to the secretariat, Geneva

9-10 October

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10th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Berlin

8 November

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Workshop on subregional cooperation in the Baltic Sea subregion, Copenhagen

23-24 November

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Informal meeting on transboundary EIA capacity building in Belarus, Minsk

25-26 January

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

12 February

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6th informal meeting between the Bureaux of the CEP and of the Governing Bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions, Geneva

13-14 February

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11th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Skopje

19-21 February 2007

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Training workshop on (transboundary) EIA, Dushanbe (pre-workshop meeting on 16-17 February)

28 March

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Workshop preparing for training across EU in application of EU Directives on EIA & SEA, Brussels

14-15 May

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UNEP/ETB external link: Meeting on integrated policymaking for sustainable development, technical review, Geneva

20 May (evening)

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

21-23 May

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10th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva

24 May

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

3-9 June

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Annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA external link): ‘Growth, Conservation and Responsibility’, Seoul

26-28 June

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12th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

4-5 September

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OECD/DAC external link Task Team on SEA external link meeting, Paris

17-19 September

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Workshop for transboundary EIA capacity-building in the Caucasus, Armenia

21 September

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(European Commission) Workshop on the Espoo Convention in the Russian Federation, Moscow

10-12 October

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Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe", Belgrade

30 October - 1 November

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13th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

20 November

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

21-23 November

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11th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva

26-30 November

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Workshop on Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan pilot project for capacity-building in EECCA region, plus EIA training workshop, Bishkek

3-4 December

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Workshop on public participation in strategic decision-making (Aarhus Convention), Sofia

   

cancelled: 7th informal meeting between the Bureaux of the CEP and of the Governing Bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions, Geneva

15-17 January

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14th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

6 February

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UNEP/ETB external link: Meeting on integrated policymaking for sustainable development, Geneva

13-14 February

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OECD/DAC external link Task Team on SEA external link meeting, Bratislava

18 April

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Informal Consultation Meeting on the Bystroe Canal Project (Intergovernmental organizations), Geneva

4-9 May

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Annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA external link): ‘The Art and Science of Impact Assessment’, Perth (Australia)

19-21 May

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4th meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, Bucharest

3-5 June

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Meeting with relevant authorities to review progress in the implementation of Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan pilot transboundary EIA, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

11-12 June

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Start-up meeting for Belgrade Initiative on SEA, Chisinau

24-26 June

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International Expert Conference on "The Safety of Navigation and Environmental Security in a Transboundary Context in the Black Sea Basin", Odessa (Ukraine) - OSCE and Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine

15 July

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Informal meeting between European Commission (DG Environment) and UNECE on "Lessons of application of the Espoo Convention to current and future major transboundary gas pipeline projects", Brussels

28-31 July

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Mission to Ukraine and Bystroe Canal Project, led by Secretariat of Bern Convention, including secretariats of Espoo and Ramsar Conventions, UNESCO and Council of Europe

22-26 September

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SEA training workshop for West Balkan countries, Prague - organized by UNDP external link

1-2 October

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Training on environmental assessment law and practice, for Energy Efficiency Insititute, Budapest

14-17 October

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5th Training Workshop for Transboundary EIA in Northeast Asia external link, Gwacheon (Republic of Korea) (organizer: UNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Center external link)

28-30 October

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15th Meeting of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

5-7 November

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Workshop for transboundary EIA capacity-building in Eastern Europe, Chisinau

6-9 November

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IAIA external link Special Topic Meeting: Assessing and Managing Cumulative Environmental Effects, Calgary (Canada)

17-19 November

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South-Eastern Europe subregion - Meeting, on the relationship between EIA and SEA, Koprivshtitsa (Bulgaria)

15-16 December

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Workshop under the Belgrade Initiative on SEA, Minsk

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InWEnt external link to provide national training on SEA and EIA in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, late 2008 / early 2009

15-16 January

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Meeting of the Bureau, Geneva

25-27 February

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First national EIA workshop, Antalya (Turkey)

10-12 March

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16th session of the Implementation Committee, Berlin

25-27 March

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Subregional workshop, presenting results of Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan pilot project(s), Bishkek (Central Asia subregion - Capacity-building workshop, based on results of pilot projects)

19-21 April

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Seminar on international water law and negotiations of mutually beneficial multilateral water agreements, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

10 May (evening)

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Meeting of the Bureau, Geneva

11-13 May

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12th Meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva (Conference Room V)

16-22 May

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Annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA external link): ‘Impact Assessment & Human Well-being ’, Accra

19 May

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Meeting of the extended Bureau of the Committee on Environmental Policy, Geneva

8-9 June

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WHO/Euro external link Workshop on Health and Strategic Environmental Assessment, Consultation Meeting, Rome

17-18 June

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OECD/DAC external link Task Team on SEA external link meeting, followed by World Bank Workshop on Lessons Learned from Country-level Environmental Assessment, Paris

22-23 June

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Start-up meeting for pilot project based on the proposed Grodno hydroelectric power plant on the Neman River (Belarus), Minsk (subregional cooperation)

23 June

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Informal Consultation Meeting on the Bystroe Canal Project (Intergovernmental organizations), Geneva

7-8 September

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Advisory mission by experts and secretariat to Ukraine, Kyiv

14-18 September

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17th session of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

19 October

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Non-governmental organizations EIA/SEA Conference, Bucharest (see videos on YouTube)

22-23 October

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Baltic Sea subregional workshop, Vilnius

11-12 December

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6th training workshop on transboundary EIA in Northeast Asia external link, Jeju (Republic of Korea), coordinated by Korea Environment Institute external link

15-16 December

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Subregional workshop (South-eastern Europe) on raising awareness of application of the Espoo Convention, Podgorica

14-15 January

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Meeting of the Bureau, Geneva

27-29 January

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Meeting of Government-designated experts on the draft EIA protocol, Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, Moscow

23-25 February

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18th session of the Implementation Committee

10-12 March

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Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health external link, Parma (Italy), including side-event on "Protecting and improving human health through SEA"

6-12 April

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Annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA external link): Transitioning to a Green Economy, Geneva

20-21 April

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Workshop on subregional cooperation around the Mediterranean Sea, CITET external link, Tunis (Mediterranean subregion - Workshop on practical application of the Convention in the subregion)

26-27 April

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Meeting of Government-designated experts on the draft EIA protocol, Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, Baku

26-27 April

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Mekong Environment and Climate Symposium external link, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

17-19 May

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13th meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva, including seminar on legislation and procedures for implementation of the Convention in Armenia, Geneva (Room V)

9 June

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National awareness workshop and training using the Resource Manual to provide assistance to countries in ratification of Protocol on SEA, Ljubljana

16-18 June

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Workshop on Capacity Development on EIA in Central Asia and Azerbaijan, Baku

22 June

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International Symposium Reducing Conflict and Enhancing Security in Water Management: Lessons Learned from Transboundary Impact Assessment, University of Tokyo, Japan

22-24 June

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Multilateral Environmental Agreements training workshop external link, Tirana, organized by UNEP/ROE external link

15-16 July

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Eastern Europe subregion - Workshop to present results of transboundary EIA within pilot implementation project in Belarus, Minsk

22-23 July

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Central Asia subregion - Capacity-building workshop: 2-day national seminar on legal implementation of the Espoo Convention in Tajikistan, Dushanbe

31 August - 2 September

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19th session of the Implementation Committee

30 September - 1 October

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Meeting of Advisory Group on Integrated Coastal Zone Management under the Black Sea Commission external link, including consideration of draft recommendations on transboundary EIA, Istanbul (Turkey)

8 October

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Informal meeting on the Bystroe Channel case with regard to implementation of Espoo Convention (organized by EC), Kyiv

18-19 October

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UNECE Water Convention and its role in international law, including a session on building synergies with other legal instruments, Almaty

October

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possible additional session of the Implementation Committee - cancelled

5 November

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Eastern Europe subregion - Mid-term workshop for presentation of the assessment of the pilot implementation project in Belarus

16-19 November

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7th training workshop on transboundary EIA in Northeast Asia, Incheon (Republic of Korea), coordinated by Korea Environment Institute external link

18-19 November

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Conference for the 25th anniversary of the EIA Directive: Successes – Failures – Perspectives, Leuven (Belgium)

22-23 November

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3rd session of the Meeting of the Signatories to the Protocol, Geneva

24-26 November

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14th meeting of the Working Group on EIA, Geneva

30 November - 1 December

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Workshop under project "Capacity Building for Effective Implementation of SEA and EIA Laws in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey",including Seminar on EIA of large energy project in the subregion (Black Sea subregion), Szentendre (Hungary), organized by REC-CEE external link

3 December

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Subregional (Eastern Europe subregion) Conference "Compliance with the provisions of the Espoo Convention for EIA for objects that have transboundary impact and discussion of legal recommendations", Minsk

6-7 December

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National Seminar on Strengthening integrated water resources management and transboundary water cooperation: the role of UNECE conventions, Ashgabat

11-13 January

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20th session of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

1-2 February

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Bureau meeting, Geneva

14-15 March

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National Seminar on Strengthening integrated water resources management and transboundary water cooperation: the role of UNECE conventions, Dushanbe

28 March - 1 April

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Subregional training to provide assistance to countries of Central Asia in ratification of Protocol on SEA, Almaty (tentative)

31 March - 1 April

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Baltic Sea subregional workshop, Espoo (Finland)

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20 May

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Seminar to review the experiences in the application of the Espoo Convention to the Nord Stream project for other transboundary projects, Moscow (tentative)

24-25 May 2011

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Caucasus subregion - Capacity-building workshop, Tbilisi

28 May - 4 June

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IAIA'11, Puebla (Mexico)

4-5 June

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Joint seminar on Espoo Convention and Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, Ashgabat

20 (a.m.) June

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21st session of the Implementation Committee, Geneva

20 (p.m.) - 23 June

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5th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, with the first session Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, Geneva

30 June - 2 July

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Workshop on Capacity Development on EIA in Central Asia, Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

5-7 September

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22nd session of the Implementation Committee

21 (p.m.) - 23 September

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'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference, Kazakhstan

21-23 September

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IAIA special conference on SEA in Europe, Prague

6-8 December

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23rd session of the Implementation Committee

Yet to be scheduled:
   

 

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3rd Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention external link), Astana (Kazakhstan)

April

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Mediterranean subregion - Follow-up workshop on a specific topic (tentative)

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Workshop on Capacity Development on EIA in Central Asia, Ashgabat

 

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First meeting of the parties to the Bucharest Agreement