Activities under the Espoo EIA Convention and its Protocol on SEA
(period between 5th and 6th Meetings of the Parties, 2011-2014)
See also the previous activities relating to capacity development for the Protocol:
- SEA capacity-building needs analysis in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2004-2008
- Production of a capacity-development manual, and provision of training, to support implementation of the Protocol, 2004-2008
- Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol, 2008-2011
Maintenance of the Resource Manual
On-going, see Russian translation of the Manual.
Elaboration of compact and simplified version of the Resource Manual
See Simplified Resource Manual in English, French and Russian.
Preparation of two-page informal pamphlets on key issues in SEA practice
On-going (being lead by IAIA), see No. 7: Alternatives in Strategic Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programs (March 2014)
Workshops, including training, on the application of the Protocol for countries in the UNECE region and other Parties to the Protocol, in particular countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Planned, lead country: organizing country (for training: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, and Ukraine), with support of experts from Austria and Slovenia, and from REC-CEE and WHO invited to share their experience
Pilot SEAs in selected countries, in selected sectors
(a) Pilot project in the Republic of Moldova (postponed to 2014)
(b) Pilot project in Armenia (postponed to 2014-2015)(c) Pilot project in Azerbaijan (postponed to 2014-2015)
Preparation of a format for SEA notification
Development of legislation on SEA
Joint workshop on public participation in SEA in accordance with the Protocol and article 7 of the Aarhus Convention
See joint meeting held on 29-30 October 2012.
Coordination with the Belgrade SEA Initiative
On-going. Donor support being sought.