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Geneva, Palais des Nations, salle VII

The Committee held its eighteenth annual session in Geneva from 17 to 20 April 2012.

The main objectives of the session were to: (a) consider the follow-up to the Astana Ministerial Conference and preparation of the "Environment for Europe" mid-term review; (b) review the environmental performance of Turkmenistan, Albania and Romania; (c) decide on the work related to environmental monitoring, assessment and reporting; (d)  consider strengthening of capacity for implementation of UNECE multilateral environmental agreements and their application to support a green economy, as well as a number of cross-cutting activities; and (e) decide on the programme of work for 2012-2013 of the Environment subprogramme.

Documents and other information for the meeting are available in the table below. Also, please see the article on the main outcomes of the meeting.

!!! The meeting aims to be a paperless event to the extent possible. Participants are encouraged to download the documents in electronic format and, if necessary, print them. All documents for the meeting will be made available on this website. Please bring your laptops for working at the meeting. Kindly note that electrical power plugs and sockets are unique to Switzerland within the UNECE region (type J, three-pin, 230 V, 50 Hz),  and respectively require an adaptor, though slim two-pin plugs (type C) will fit. !!!

Official documents

Pre-session documents

Annotated provisional agenda for the meeting
ECE/CEP/2012/1

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Programme of work of the Environment subprogramme for the bienniums 2012–2013 and 2014-2015
ECE/CEP/2012/3
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Review of performance of the Environment subprogramme in the biennium 2010–2011
ECE/CEP/2012/4
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Preparation of the "Environment for Europe" mid-term review
ECE/CEP/2012/5
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Extension of the mandate of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
ECE/CEP/2012/6
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Report of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment on its twelfth session 
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2011/2
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Report of the third session of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators 
ECE/CEP-CES.GE.1/2011/2 
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Report of the fourth session of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators
ECE/CEP-CES.GE.1/2011/4
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Post-session documents
Report of the meeting
ECE/CEP/2012/2
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Informal documents

Pre-session papers

Provisional organization of work of the eighteenth session
Information paper No.1/Rev.2

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The Environment and Security Initiative
Information paper No.2

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Self-evaluation report: assessment of procedural steps for the preparation and conducting of the environmental performance reviews
Information paper No.3
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Criteria for financial support for participating in meetings and events: countries eligible for financial support (2012-2013)
Information paper No.4
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Environment and Health Process: activities of the European Environment and Health Ministerial Board
Information paper No.5
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European Environment and Health Ministerial Board: Rules of Procedure ENG FRE RUS
Overview of resources for the environmental activities
Information paper No.6
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First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan: Recommendations
Information paper No.8
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Second Environmental Performance Review of Albania: Recommendations
Information paper No.9
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Second Environmental Performance Review of Romania: Recommendations
Information paper No.10
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Draft outline on the establishment of a regular assessment and reporting process underpinned by a gradual development of a SEIS
By EEA
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Post-session papers
List of participants
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Other relevant documents

The Reform Plan of the "Environment for Europe" process
Excerpt from the Report of the CEP on its special session (Geneva, 27-29 January 2009; ECE/CEP/S/152 and corrigendum 1)

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Astana Ministerial Declaration
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/2/Add.1

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Chair's summary of the Astana Conference
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/2/Add.2

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Report of the Astana Conference
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/2

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Environmental Performance Review Programme: third cycle of reviews
ECE/CEP/S/2011/3
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Europe's Environment Assessment of Assessments: summary
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/8
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Europe's Environment Assessment of Assessments: full report
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Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/3

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Astana Water Action
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/5 
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Astana Water Action: actions by countries and organisations

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Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters in the UNECE region: summary
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/9
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Second Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters in the UNECE region: full report
ECE/MP.WAT/33
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Greening the economy within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
E/ECE/RPM/2011/4
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Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/4 
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"Green Bridge" Partnership Programme
ECE/ASTANA.CONF/2011/6
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Astana “Green Bridge” Initiative
E/ESCAP/MCED(6)/13

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Transitioning to a green economy: the role of education for sustainable development
E/ECE/RPM/2011/5
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Co-Chairs' summary of the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Rio+20 Conference
E/ECE/RPM/2011/2/Add.1

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Presentations

Presentations made at the 18th session of the Committee

Aarhus Convention and Protocol on PRTR: greening the economy
by the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the PRTR Protocol

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Towards a regular assessment & reporting process based on SEIS
by EEA
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Environmental Performance Review Programme: self-assessment
by the secretariat
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ECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development
by the secretariat
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Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme
by the secretariat
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Green building
by the secretariat
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