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 "GET YOUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY COMMUNITY"
SUBREGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE PROTOCOL ON POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTERS FOR COUNTRIES IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE, 28-29 MAY 2013, SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The two-day sub regional Workshop was organised by the secretariat of the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 

The Workshop promoted the implementation and ratification of the Pollutant Release Transfer Registers (PRTR) Protocol in countries in South-Eastern Europe (SEE) by improving knowledge of legal, institutional and technical requirements, identifying key players and technical and capacity building specific needs in order to facilitate the provision of more targeted support for introducing PRTRs in these countries. The event was also attended by representatives from Israel. 

 

The Workshop brought together representatives from these countries’ authorities responsible for PRTRs, chemical and waste management, water, land air and health protection. It also gathered representatives of industry, academia, research institutions, Aarhus Centres and non-governmental organizations from the SEE countries and experts working on PRTRs within different countries of the UNECE region and with international governmental organizations.  

Meeting documents are available at the following pagehttp://unece.org/prtr_SEE2013 

  "GET YOUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY COMMUNITY"
SUBREGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE PROTOCOL ON POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTERS FOR COUNTRIES IN EASTERN EUROPE, CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA, NOVEMBER 3-4, 2011, MINSK, BELARUS.

Organized by the Secretariat in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Belarus. The two-day subregional Workshop promoted the implementation and ratification of the PRTR Protocol in the 12 countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The Workshop targeted these countries and brought together representatives from these countries’ authorities responsible for PRTRs, chemical and waste management, water, land, air and health protection. It gathered representatives of industry, academia, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations from the EECCA countries and experts working on PRTRs within different countries of the UNECE region and with international governmental organizations.

 

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Information Note: "Get your right to a healthy community" subregional workshop

 

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Programme: "Get your right to a healthy community" subregional workshop

 

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Report on the subregional workshop “Get Your Right to a Healthy Community” held in Minsk ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2012/3 

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Note on technical assistance mechanism ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2011/4

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Responses to questionnaire on the technical assistance mechanism - Part One

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Responses to questionnaire on the technical assistance mechanism - Part Two

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Responses to questionnaire on current status of PRTR activities in EECCA countries

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Presentations

Opening Session - Mr Michel Amand, Public service Wallonia, Statement by Chair

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Session 1 - Dr Ivan Narkevitch, RUE "Bel SRC "Ecology", Development of the National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in Belarus

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Session 1 - Mr. Kodir Boturov, Institute of Water problems, Hydroenergetic and Ecology of the Academy of Science. Development of the National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in the Republic of Tajikistan

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Session 1 - Mr. Michel Amand, Public service Wallonia, UNECE PRTR Protocol

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Session 2 - Mr. Øyvind Hetland, Climate and Pollution Agency, The Norwegian PRTR - Setting up an appropriate institutional structure

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Session 3 - Mr. Dmitry Skrylnikov, Bureau of Environmental Investigations, The regulatory framework for data collection and dissemination and public participation

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Session 3 - Ms. Elena Laevskaya, Belarusian State University, Procedures for the accession to the PRTR Protocol in Belarus

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Session 4 - Dr. Jan Maršák, Ministry of the Environment Czech Republic, Scope of the Protocol on PRTR

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Session 5 - Mr. Saveliy Kuzmin, RUE "Bel SRC "Ecology", Information and analytical centre for the local monitoring in Belarus

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Session 5 - Ms. Justyna Grzywacz, Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection of Poland, National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in Poland

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Session 6 - Mr. Bernhard Thier, Cefic, PRTR & Responsible Care® Initiative

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Session 6 - Mr. Viktor Yurochko, Independant Expert, Modern technologies of accumulation and distribution of environmental information

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Session 6 - Ms. Eva Goosens, European Environment Agency, European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register - Public access to information

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Session 7 - Ms. Elena Vasilyeva, ''Volgograd-Ecopress'', The experience of PRTR development in the regions of Russia

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Session 7 - Ms. Vera Barrantes, UNITAR, PRTR capacity-building in just one click - Online tools

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"POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTERS: AN EFFICIENT TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT"

SIDE-EVENT, ENVIRONMENT FOR EUROPE, 7TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE, ASTANA, SEPTEMBER 22,2011, (13:00-15:00 PM)

The secretariat of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) to the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Aarhus Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the OSCE invite you to share experiences on the benefits for sustainable water management of exercising the right to know through implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and to discuss the challenges ahead.

The event will promote the implementation of PRTRs and the ratification of the PRTR Protocol within the UNECE and beyond as an efficient tool towards achieving a sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems. A panel of experts will present the benefits of implementing PRTRs to achieve these aims.

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Statement by Mr. Marco Keiner, Director, UNECE Environment Division

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Introduction UNECE PRTR Protocol EfE Astana

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PRTRs an efficient tool for sustainable water management

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Experiences of Kazakhstan on the development of PRTRs 

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NGOs role in developing and implementing PRTRs

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Experiences of Finland in sustainable water management

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Summary report

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IMPLEMENTING POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTERS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SIDE EVENT, FOURTH MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO THE AARHUS CONVENTION (CHISINAU, 29 JUNE -1 JULY 2011), THURSDAY, 30 JUNE, 8.30-9.45, SALLE B

The secretariat of the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova and the United Nations Development Programme in Moldova INVITE YOU TO share experiences on the benefits for sustainable development of exercising the right to know through implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and to discuss challenges ahead.

 

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Invitation note and the programme

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Presentation by Mr. Ivan Narkevitch, RUE "Bel SRC "Ecology", Belarus

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Presentation by Ms. Yelena Vasilyeva, European ECO-Forum/Volgograd-Ecopress

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