Activities under the Espoo EIA Convention and its Protocol on SEA
(period between 5th and 6th Meetings of the Parties, 2011-2014)
Subregional cooperation and capacity-building to strengthen contacts between the Parties and others, including States outside the UNECE region.
See also the previous activity relating to subregional cooperation and capacity development:
South-Eastern Europe subregion
Workshop(s) on implementation of the Convention, Protocol and Bucharest Agreement in the subregion.
Planned, lead country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, with support of the secretariat and UNEP.
Mediterranean subregion, including Adriatic Sea
Workshop in France on practical application of the Convention on the basis of the results in the previous workshops
Planned for 2012, lead country: France, in collaboration with Spain.
Baltic Sea subregion
Holding at least two meetings on issues agreed (to be specified prior to the meetings)
(c) Seminar in Rostock, Germany planned for autumn 2014
Lead countries: Sweden, Poland, Germany, Estonia.
Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Two pilot transboundary EIAs, including seminars prior and during the pilot projects
(a) Belarus with Ukraine (post-project analysis) in 2013. Ongoing, see Start-up workshop held 9-10 April 2013.
(b) Kyrgyzstan with Kazakhstan in 2012
Subregional workshop for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia on EIA in the context of climate change, biodiversity, desertification (forming platform of collaboration with other environmental treaties)
Planned, lead country: Kazakhstan
Seminars for all countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia for the exchange of information, legislation and good practice between all States
Planned, lead countries:
(a) Georgia (postponed to 2015)
(b) Ukraine (postponed to 2016)
(c) Belarus (spring 2014)
Conference on climate change and EIA
Planned for 2012, lead country: Republic of Moldova, with the support of the secretariat
Conference “Silk Road: development and environmental protection in EIA”
Planned for 2013, lead country: Uzbekistan