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

2 - 5 June 2014

Geneva

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
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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

ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1/ Corr.1−ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4/Add.1/Corr.1

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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
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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)

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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)ENGFRERUS

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)ENG

 

Adopted Decisions (advance copies below)

adopted by sixth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

Decision VI/1 on reporting and review of implementation and CorrigendumENGFRERUS
Decision VI/2 on review of complianceENGFRERUS
Decision VI/6 on aligning the authentic language versions of the ConventionENGFRERUS
Decision VI/7 on application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activitiesENGFRERUS
Decision VI/8 on 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 AsiaENGFRERUS

 

adopted jointly by sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

Decision VI/3–II/3 on adoption of the workplanENGFRERUS
Decision VI/4–II/4 on budget, financial arrangements and financial assistanceENG
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Decision VI/5–II/5 on accession by Member States of the United Nations not members of the United Nations Economic Commission for EuropeENGFRERUS
DeclarationENGFRERUS

 

adopted by second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

Decision II/1 on reporting and the review of implementation of the ProtocolENGFRERUS
Decision II/2 on review of complianceENGFRERUS
Decision II/6 on aligning the authentic language versions of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental AssessmentENG
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Decision II/7 on format for notification under the ProtocolENGFRERUS
Decision II/8 on good practice recommendations on public participation in Strategic Environmental AssessmentENGFRERUS
Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariatENG
ECE/MP.EIA/2014/INF.12
Report on credentials (post-session as of 13 June 2014)
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Item 2Organizational 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 arrangementsENGRUS
(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 3Outstanding 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 4Seminar 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 5Review 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 7Seminar 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 9Panel 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 programmeENG
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 HunkeENG
Offshore wind farms impact on biodiversity and shadow uncertainty, Mr. Łukasz RejtENG
Landscape analysis for wind energy on the basis of transboundary EIA procedures, Ms. Paulina FilipiakENG
Practical experiences of Polish regional authority responsible for conducting the EIA for offshore wind farms, also in a transboundary context, Ms. Hanna DzikowskaENG
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-PlanisnicENG
Environmental Problems of hydro energy in Ukraine, Mr. Igor MarkelovRUS
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 LeeENG
Environmental Impact Assessment and Transboundary Context of Mongolia, Tsogtsaikhan PurevENG
Transboundary SEA/EIA in Vietnam, Le Hoai NamENG
Issues to consider when promoting SEA Protocol on global level: Lessons from South East Asia, Jiří DusíkENG
Les etudes d'impact sur l'environnement au Maroc, Damghi HananeFRE
EIE – EES en TUNISIE, Dhekra GharbiFRE
B. Representatives of IFIs and NGOs
Addressing Transboundary Environmental Impacts in EIB operations, Adina RelicovschiENG
Capacity building on transboundary EIA, Angela FilipasENG
African Development Bank: Implementing SESA, Dr. Anthony NyongENG
World Bank’s policy and practice relating to EIA and SEA, Agi KissENG
EBRD and the Espoo Convention: an IFI perspective, Elizabeth Smith ENG
The role of public finance in application of the Espoo Convention: experience from Ukraine, Iryna HolovkoENG
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 KremlisENG
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 KuskeENG
Application of the Protocol on SEA to energy related plans and programmes, policies, Jiří DusíkENG
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 moderatorENG
High-level segment
Opening statement by Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Executive Secretary of UNECEENG
Statements by Ministers and high-level representatives (item 10 of agenda)
RomaniaENG
SwitzerlandFRE
Republic of MoldovaENG
AzerbaijanRUS
- re decision VI/2ENG
ArmeniaRUS
- re decision VI/2ENG
European UnionENG
BulgariaENG
FranceFRE
NorwayENG
MaroccoFRE
Korea Environment InstituteENG
WHO

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(long version)

European ECO-Forum on behalf of the NGO communityENG
Belarus re decision VI/2
- before the vote
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- after the voteENG
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 secretariatENG
Information on meeting preparations and practical arrangementsENGRUS

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)

  

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.