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Annotated provisional agenda for the third meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/6 

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Report of the third meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/7 
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Items 3, 4 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.1

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Items 2, 8 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft joint decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.2
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Items 3, 6 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.3
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Item 3 of the provisional agenda
Draft review of implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/8

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Draft review of implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/9 
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Background documents
Report of the second meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/2 (advance copy)
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Report of the first meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/2
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Report of the fifth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/15

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Corrigendum (to decision V/2)
ECE/MP.EIA/15/Corr.1
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Report of the first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4
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Corrigendum to the Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4/ Corr.1ENG
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-sixth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/6
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-seventh session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/2

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Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-eighth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/4

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3rd Review of implementation of Espoo Convention (2006-2009)
ECE/MP.EIA/16
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Informal presentation of the main decisions by the secretariatENG
Item 1Adoption of the agenda
Informal notes on the agenda
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.1)
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Item 2Status of ratification
Status at 16 October 2013
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.2)
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Item 3Compliance and implementation
Elements for draft decisions on the review of compliance of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3)
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Proposed amendments to the Implementation Committee's operating rules and Structure and functions
Note by the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3 - Add. 1)

Delegations may also refer to the electronic publication on the "Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee and procedures for review of compliance - Operating rules of the Implementation Committee" available in ENG FRE RUS

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Suggested improvements to the report/questionnaire on the implementation of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.4)
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For further information: completed questionnaires by Parties
Draft revised general guidance on enhancing consistency between the Convention and environmental assessment within State ecological expertise in countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Note by consultants to the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.5)
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Implementation of the workplan activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.6)

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Aligning the authentic language versions of the Convention
Proposals by the ad hoc group (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.7)
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For information: The Convention text: (Certified True Copy)
For information:

Checklist prepared by the European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD) (informal)

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Item 4Exchange of good practices

(a) Seminar on sharing good practice and tools for communication, cooperation and conflict resolution, in particular in the context of countries with no diplomatic relations

Background document and (in annex) draft programme for the seminar
Note by European Commission, IAIA and the Implementation Committee Chair
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.11)

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(b) Workshop on the impacts of nuclear-energy related activities

Draft programme information
Note by Austria, Finland and Sweden (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.12.REV)

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Questions for group discussions IENGRUS
Questions for group discussions IIENGRUS
Item 5Subregional cooperation and capacity-building
Item 6Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
Draft revised good practice recommendations on public participation in SEA
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.8)
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IAIA informal pamphlets:


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 Polish case study: Application of the Protocol on SEA to regional spatial planning

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For further information: Previous case study fact sheets on the implementation of the Convention
For information:

              "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood"(EaP-GREEN) programme: Draft plan of work for 2013-2014 ENV/EPOC/EAP(2013)12

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              Progress in implementing the EaP GREEN programme of work (January–July 2013) ENV/EPOC/EAP(2013)11

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Item 7Inputs to related international processes

Information on the informal meetings of the chairs and vice chairs of the Bureaux of the ECE Environmental treaties and the ECE Committee on Environmental Policy

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Concept note for discussion prepared by UNEP: Potential for Using the EIA/SEA Process as a Vehicle for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction

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Item 8Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance

Additional information related to the financial strategy
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)

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Recent contributions to the trust fund of the Convention
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.13)

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Biannual financial report until 30 June 2013ENG
Item 9Preparations for the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
Draft programme for the Meetings of the Parties
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.10)
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Item 4 Exchange of good practices
(a) Seminar on sharing good practice and tools for communication, cooperation and conflict resolution, in particular in the context of countries with no diplomatic relations
Introduction to the seminar
Ms. Maria Partidario, International Association for Impact Assessment
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Transboundary Water Management between Conflicting States - Case studies of environmental collaboration despite political tensions
Ms. Mary Matthews, international expert, UNDP-GEF International Waters
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Cyprus: Daring to Cooperate despite unfinished Conflict
Mr. Raymond Saner, Director of Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND, Geneva
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(b) Workshop on the impacts of nuclear-energy related activities
General overview and conclusions of Nuclear activities in Espoo Convention cases
Mr. Johannes Kresbach, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
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Item 4(c): Practices in States outside the region
Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan
Ms. Mari Koyano, Hokkaido University, Japan
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Item 7: Inputs to related international processes
Linking EIA/SEA and Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, UNEP
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Meeting registration form

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Practical information for delegates and visitors

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Rules of Procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

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Amendment of rule 7 of the rules of procedure
Decision V/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
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Adoption of the rules of procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
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