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The second meeting of the Task Force on Access to Information took place on 16 and 17 December 2013 in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Salle VIII).

At this meeting, delegates deliberated on public access to environmental information in the specific sectors: land management and spatial planning, agriculture as well as water supply and wastewater treatment. Furthermore, they shared experiences in the effective use of electronic information tools in the Convention`s implementation and exchanged information on the relevant capacity building initiatives at the regional, subregional and national levels. They were also informed about the recent activities of other international forums relevant to the matter of access to environmental information, especially with regard to access to geospatial data and technology.

In addition, the participants considered the outcomes of the survey to assess implementation of the Recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties on Electronic Information Tools (Decision II/3 ENG, FRE and RUS).

 

Documents, statements and presentations

Documents

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Provisional agenda for the meeting (AC/TF.AI-2/Inf.1/Rev.1)PDF
Report on the second meeting (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/4) and its accompanying document (AC/TF.AI-2/Inf.2/Add.1)PDF
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Key outcomes of the meeting (AC/TF.AI-2/Inf.4)PDF
List of participantsPDF
Item 3. Effective use of electronic information tools: taking stocks of experiences
Recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties on Electronic Information Tools (Decision II/3)PDFPDFPDF

Questionnaire to assess implementation of the Recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties on Electronic Information Tools (Decision II/3)

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Summary report on the results of the survey (AC/TF.AI-2/Inf.2) and its accompanying document (AC/TF.AI-2/Inf.2/Add.1)PDF
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Shared Environment Information System
A review of Shared Environment Information System-related developments with an impact on environmental assessment and reporting since the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference
ECE/CEP/2013/18
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Outline on the establishment of a regular assessment and reporting process underpinned by the gradual development of a Shared Environment Information System
ECE/CEP/2013/15
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SEIS Cookbook PDFPDF
Item 4. The Aarhus Clearinghouse: the role of national nodes in its development

Revised draft Guidance for National Nodes of the Clearinghouse (AC/TF.AI-2/Inf.3)
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Item 7. Future work on access to information
Draft decision on access to information (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/L.1)PDF

Presentations and statements

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Item 2. Public access to environmental information in the specific sectors: sharing good practices, identifying gaps and overcoming challenges
(a) In the area of land management and spatial planning
Ms. Aida Iskoyan, ArmeniaPPT
Mr. Hugo De Groof, European CommissionPPT
Ms. Gulnara Roll, UNECEPPTX
Mr. Oleg Pecheniuk, NGO “Independent Ecological Expertise”PPTPPT
(b) In the agriculture sector
Mr. Martin Bortzmeyer, FrancePDF
Ms. Tamara Malkova, ICO “Green Dossier”PPT
Ms. Georgina Downs, UK Pesticides CampaignPDF
(c) In the water supply and waste water treatment sector
Ms. Edlira Dersha, AlbaniaPPT
Mr. Ilya Trombitsky, GLOBE-EuropePPT
Item 3. The current use of electronic information tools in the Convention’s implementation: taking stocks of experiences
Ms. Maryna Yanush, UNECEPDF
Mr. David Stanners, European Environmental AgencyPPT
Mr. Lukasz Wyrowski, UNECEPPT
Mr. Rudolf Legat, AustriaPDF
Ms. Tina Janjatovic and Mr. Ivan Jaric, SerbiaPPT
Item 4. The Aarhus Clearinghouse: the role of national nodes in its development
Ms. Manja Vidic, UNECEPPT
Item 5. Activities under other international forums dealing with access to environmental information
Mr. Vyacheslav Cherkasov, UN DESA

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Mr. Amor Laaribi, UN GGIMPDF
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Mr. Dong Wu, UNCTADPPT
Item 6. Building capacities in providing access to environmental information: identifying needs and looking for synergies
Ms. Mary Chakryan. Armenian Aarhus CentrePPTX
Ms. Olga Melnik, Information Analytical Centre of KazakhstanPPTPPT