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Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 4th session

19 - 21 May 2008

Bucharest

The fourth meeting of the Parties was held at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest (Romania) on 19-21 May 2008.

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Photographs from the meeting ... more »

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ECE/MP.EIA/9
Provisional Agenda

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ECE/MP.EIA/10 (post session)
Report of the Fourth Meeting

ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/1
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twelfth meeting

ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/2
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirteenth meeting

ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/3
Report of the Implementation Committee on its fourteenth meeting

ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/4
Draft decision IV/2 on the review of compliance

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/5
Report on the activities of the Implementation Committee

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/6
Findings and recommendations further to a submission by Romania regarding Ukraine (EIA/IC/S/1)

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Informal addendum to the above findings and recommendations (EIA/IC/S/1/Rev.1)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/7
Findings and recommendations further to a Committee initiative on Armenia (EIA/IC/CI/1)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/8
Draft decision IV/4 on strengthening subregional cooperation

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/9
Draft decision IV/5 on capacity-building in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/10
Draft decision IV/7 on the adoption of the workplan

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/11
Draft decision IV/8 on the budget and financial arrangements

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/12
Draft decision IV/1 on the review of implementation

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/13
Review of the legal and administrative framework for implementation of Articles 2 and 3

ENG

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/14
Review of the legal and administrative framework for implementation of Articles 4 to 9

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/15
Review of the practical application of the Convention during the period 2003-2005

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/16
Draft decision IV/3 on inquiry procedure

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/17
Draft decision IV/6 on exchange of good practices

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ECE/MP.EIA/2008/18
Draft decision IV/9 on financial assistance

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ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/8
Report of the Working Group on EIA on its eleventh meeting

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ECE/MP.EIA/WG.1/2007/6
Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context for Central Asian Countries

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ECE/BELGRADE. CONF/2007/18
Initiative on Strategic Environmental Assessment

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Background documents

 

Convention

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Protocol on SEA

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Rules of Procedure

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ECE/MP.EIA/7
Guidance on public participation

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ECE/MP.EIA/8
Guidance on practical application

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Monday
19 May ‘08

09:00-14:00

Bureau meeting / EU coordination / NGO coordination

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Fourth Meeting of the Parties

First general segment

15:00-18:00

Opening
Constitution
Adoption of the agenda
Outstanding issues

 

19:00

Welcome cocktail

Tuesday
20 May ‘08

 

(cont'd)

First general segment (cont'd)

10:00-13:00

Panel discussion on energy-related projects…(Government speakers)

 

 

Lunch

Ministerial / High-level segment

15:00-15:15

Opening ceremony

 

15:15-16:45

The Convention 10 years after its entry in force + way forward (invited speakers plus NGO statement)

 

16:45-17:30

Statements by Ministers

 

17:30-18:00

Signing of multilateral agreement by South-East Europe Ministers

 

18:00-19:00

Press conference (all ministers)

 

19:00-21:00

Official dinner

Wednesday
21 May ‘08

 

(cont'd)

Second general segment

10:00-11:30

Review of the work carried out by the Working Group and adoption of decisions

 

11:30-12:00

Date and venue of, and election of officers for, the fifth meeting of the Parties

 

12:00-13:00

Other business
Presentation of the main decisions
Closing of the meeting

 

 

Lunch

 

15:00-19:00

Cultural visit

Document Title

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Panel discussion on energy-related projects (item 3 of agenda)

Biographies of speakers in the high-level segment

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Mr. Nenad Mikulic, Ministry of Environmental and Physical Planning of Croatia, on "EIA of Natural Gas Production Field 'Northern Adriatic', Croatia - Italy"

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Mr. Gerhard Winkelmann-Oei of Germany’s Federal Environment Agency on "Safety of Installations, Hazard Prevention & Cleaner Production" (4.3 MB)

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Mr. Constantin Pulbere, Horizontal Legislation and Regulations Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Romania, on "Applying the Espoo Convention on Nuclear Power Plant Cernavoda units 3-4" (1 MB)

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Mr. Fikret Jaffarov, of the Azerbaijan NGO "Society of Sustainable Development", on " The network development for civil control of the impacts of oil and gas operations in Azerbaijan" (1.2 MB)

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The Convention 10 years after its entry into force: future directions (item 5 of agenda)

Ms. Joanna Treweek on "Biodiversity and EIA in a transboundary context"

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Ms. Elizabeth Wilson on "Environmental assessment and climate change"

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Mr. William Sheate on "EIA and SEA: their interrelationship and role as instruments for sustainable development”

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- briefing note

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Mr. Lyudmil Ikonomov on "Promoting subregional cooperation, with a focus on the Black Sea subregion" (1.7 MB)

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Mr. Andriy Andrusevych, statement on behalf of the NGOs represented at the meeting

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Statements by Ministers (item 6 of agenda)

Mr. Attila Korodi, Minister of Environmental and Sustainable Development

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Mr. Simon Papyan, First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection, Armenia

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Mr Chavdar Georgiev, Deputy Minister of Environment and Water, Bulgaria

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Mr. Nokola Ruzinski, State Secretary, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction, Croatia

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Mr. Sasa Dragin, Minister of Environmental Protection, Serbia

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Mr. Dejan Panovski, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Physical Planning, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Mr. Heorgiy Philipchuk, Minister of Environmental Protection, Ukraine

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Slovenia on behalf of the European Union Presidency

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Mr Jan Sorensen, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Bucharest

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Mr. Philip Weller, Executive Secretary, ICPDR

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Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (1.2 MB)

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Statements by ECO-Forum on other agenda items

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Notes and practical information for delegates (10 April 2008)

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Registration form

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Information on poster displays

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Outline credentials (for all delegations) - Pouvoirs - Мандат

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List of participants

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Evaluation by delegates - a summary

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Conference poster

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For States signing the multilateral agreement for South-Eastern Europe

 

Multilateral Agreement among the Countries of South-Eastern Europe for Implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

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Outline full powers (only for States signing the multilateral agreement for South-Eastern Europe) - Pleins pouvoirs - Полномочия

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