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Meetings and Events


Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 6th session

2 - 5 June 2014

Geneva

The sixth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention will be held, in conjunction with the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, in Geneva, from 2 to 5 June 2014.

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

ECE/MP.EIA/19-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/3
Annotated provisional agenda for the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the second session of the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

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ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4 (post session)
Report of the sixth session and the second session (advance copy)

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ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1
Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention (advance copy)

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ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.2
Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (advance copy)

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ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.3
Decisions taken jointly 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 (including the declaration) (advance copy)

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/L.1
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/L.1
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/L.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/L.2
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

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/L.3
Draft decision on the review of compliance of the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/L.3
Draft decision on the review of compliance of the Protocol

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/L.4-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/L.4
Draft declaration

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/1- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/1
Report on the budget and financial arrangements in the period since the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/2
General guidance on enhancing consistency between the Convention and environmental impact assessment within State ecological expertise in countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/3
Draft fourth review of implementation of the Convention

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/4-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/4
Report on the activities of the Implementation Committee

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/2
Good practice recommendations on public participation in strategic environmental assessment

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2014/3
Draft first review of implementation of the Protocol

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Background documents

Convention

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Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

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Rules of Procedure

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ECE/MP.EIA/15
Report of the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties

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- plus corrigendum (to decision V/2)

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ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2
Report of the first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

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ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/7 (Advance copy)
Report of the Working Group on EIA and SEA on its third session

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ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/2  (Advance copy)
Report of the Implementation Committee on its 30th session

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Opinions of the Implementation Committee (2001-2014)

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Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat

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ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.12
Report on credentials (post-session as of 13 June 2014)

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Item 2

Organizational matters

(c) Adoption of the agenda

Informal notes on the agenda
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.1)

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See also: Information on meeting preparations and practical arrangements

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(e) Status of the Convention and its amendments and the Protocol

Status of ratification of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.2)

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Item 3

Outstanding issues

(a) Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

Comments to the list of proposed corrections to the Convention
– in annex to draft decision VI/6 on aligning the authentic language versions (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/L.1)

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.11)

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(c) Draft joint decisions

Informal assessment of the completion of the workplan
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.3)

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(e) Nomination of officers and tentative calendar of meetings for the next intersessional period

Informal list of nominations
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.5)

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Provisional schedule of meetings
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.6)

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Item 4

Seminar on wind and hydro energy

Information on the seminar on wind and hydro energy
Note by Poland (ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.7)

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Item 5

Review of the workplan and work done by the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment

(c) Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on SEA

Electronic publication of the Resource Manual to Support Application of the SEA Protocol in Russian

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IAIA informal pamphlets:

Case study (Poland): application of the Protocol on SEA to regional spatial planning
(including transboundary procedures)

short version (ENG)

long version (ENG)

Item 7

Seminar on the globalization of the Convention and the Protocol and the role of international financial institutions

Information on the seminar on globalization of the Convention and the Protocol; and the role of international financial institutions
(ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.8)

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Item 9

Panel discussion on the application of the Convention and the Protocol to energy related issues

Information on the panel discussion on the application of the Convention and the Protocol to energy-related issues
(ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.9)

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Side event, Tuesday, 3 June, from 1.15 to 2.00 p.m. in room VIII
Application of the Espoo Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

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Provisional programme

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General segment

Seminar on wind and hydro energy (item 4 of the agenda), moderated by Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Opole university, Poland

PART I - WIND ENERGY

Maritime Spatial Planning for an effective implementation of offshore wind farms and the grid connections – Spatial Offshore Grid Plan for the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North and Baltic Sea, Ms. Anna Hunke

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Offshore wind farms impact on biodiversity and shadow uncertainty, Mr. Łukasz Rejt

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Landscape analysis for wind energy on the basis of transboundary EIA procedures, Ms. Paulina Filipiak

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Practical experiences of Polish regional authority responsible for conducting the EIA for offshore wind farms, also in a transboundary context, Ms. Hanna Dzikowska

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PART II - HYDRO-ENERGY

Good practice example for implementing Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context on two Slovenian National Plans for Hydropower Use on the Lower Sava in Brezice and Mokrice, Ms. Vesna Kolar-Planisnic

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Environmental Problems of hydro energy in Ukraine, Mr. Igor Markelov

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Seminar on the globalization of the Convention and the Protocol and the role of international financial institutions (item 7 of the agenda), moderated by Mr. Matthew Arndt, Head of Environmental, Climate and Social Policy, European Investment Bank (EIB)

A. Representatives of non-ECE countries and experts

Strategies to promote Transboundary EIA system in Northeast Asia, Young-Joon Lee

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Environmental Impact Assessment and Transboundary Context of Mongolia, Tsogtsaikhan Purev

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Transboundary SEA/EIA in Vietnam, Le Hoai Nam

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Issues to consider when promoting SEA Protocol on global level: Lessons from South East Asia, Jiří Dusík

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Les etudes d'impact sur l'environnement au Maroc, Damghi Hanane

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EIE – EES en TUNISIE, Dhekra Gharbi

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B. Representatives of IFIs and NGOs

Addressing Transboundary Environmental Impacts in EIB operations, Adina Relicovschi

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Capacity building on transboundary EIA, Angela Filipas

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African Development Bank: Implementing SESA, Dr. Anthony Nyong

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World Bank’s policy and practice relating to EIA and SEA, Agi Kiss

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EBRD and the Espoo Convention: an IFI perspective, Elizabeth Smith

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The role of public finance in application of the Espoo Convention: experience from Ukraine, Iryna Holovko

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Panel discussion on the application of the Convention and the Protocol to energy related issues Division of Sustainable Energy (item 9 of the agenda), moderated by Ms. Stefanie Held, Head of section, Division of Sustainable Energy, UNECE

Application of the Convention to Nord Stream gaz pipeline project, Thomas Bunge

Application of transboundary EIA procedures to large-scale projects, Georges Kremlis

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Application of the Convention to the Cernavodă nuclear power plant, Mihail Fâcă

Role of Euratom and European Commission (DG Energy) in the field of nuclear safety, Michael Kuske

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Application of the Protocol on SEA to energy related plans and programmes, policies, Jiří Dusík

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Application of the Convention and the Protocol to energy related issues in Eastern-Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Jerzy Jendrośka

Application of the Convention to nuclear energy related issues; the critical need for SEA in countries in Eastern-Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia in the energy sector;
benefits of public participation and the need to engage the economic sectors into SEA application, Andriy Andrusevych

Informal summary of the panel discussion by the moderator

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High-level segment

Opening statement by Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Executive Secretary of UNECE

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Statements by Ministers and high-level representatives (item 10 of agenda)

Romania

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Switzerland

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Republic of Moldova

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Azerbaijan

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- re decision VI/2

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Armenia

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- re decision VI/2

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European Union

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Bulgaria

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France

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Norway

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Marocco

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Korea Environment Institute

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WHO

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European ECO-Forum on behalf of the NGO community

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Belarus re decision VI/2
- before the vote

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- after the vote

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Side event - Application of the Espoo Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
(3 June, 1.15-2.00 p.m.)

Conclusion of the sessions (item 16 of agenda)

Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat

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Information on meeting preparations and practical arrangements

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Registration form

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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 (post-session)

 

 


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