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National Round-table Discussion on Legal Implementation of the Protocol on SEA in Armenia

26 September 2014

Yerevan

The round-table is organized by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the non-governmental organisation Ecoglobe in the framework of the EU programme “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN).

The aims of the event are:

  •  to discuss the draft Review of national legislative and institutional structures vis-a-vis the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in Armenia, and
  • develop recommendations to further support Armenia in its efforts to strengthen national legislative framework and capacities for application of SEA.

Representatives of relevant Ministries, local authorities, members of the Parliament and other stakeholders, such as NGOs, consultants, private sector representatives are invited to take part at the event. They will get familiar with the requirements of the Protocol on SEA and relevant EU Directives as well as with the existing European practice in developing SEA legislation. The UNECE experts will present results of the gap analysis of the national legislation vis-à-vis the Protocol on SEA. The participants will further be invited to provide inputs to the gap analysis and comment on the findings and recommendations of the draft Review. The Ministry and UNECE will present an assessment of the national capacity building needs on SEA and inform about next steps in the implementation of the EaP GREEN programme in the country, including:

 (a)          Drafting of relevant legislation in followed by the finalisation of the Review, and

 (b)          Pilot application of an SEA procedure to a draft Government plan or programme.

The written comments to the Review can be sent to ecopravo@solo.by  by 8 October 2014.

Document Title

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 ARM

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Agenda

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 ARM

List of participants

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 ARM

Report

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 ARM

Background documents

Review of Armenian legislative framework regarding implementation of the Protocol on SEA

Обзор законодательства Республики Армения
в отношении осуществления Протокола ЕЭК ООН по стратегической экологической оценке

ENG

 ARM

RUS

Resource Manual to Support Application of the SEA Protocol

ENG

ARM

RUS

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

ENG

RUS

Presentations

Introduction to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and the ‘Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood’ (EaP GREEN) Programme

Ms Aphrodite Smagadi, United Nations Economic Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Secretariat, Espoo Convention and Protocol on SEA

ENG

ARM

Capacity-building activities under the EaP GREEN Programme in Armenia(including the review of the recent Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) legislation)
Ms Elyanora Grygoryan, Advisor to the Minister of Nature Protection, Focal Point on SEA

ENG

ARM

Armenia's participation to relevant international treaties (i.e. Aarhus Convention)
Ms. Aida Iskoyan, National Legal Expert

ENG

ARM

Transposition of the requirements of the Protocol on SEA into national legislation: European experience, good practice, and challenges
Ms Aphrodite Smagadi, United Nations Economic Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Secretariat, Espoo Convention and Protocol on SEA

ENG

ARM

Existing National Legislation Armenia relevant to the implementation of the Protocol on SEA
Ms. Azganush Drnoyan, Ministery of Nature Protection

ENG

ARM

Analysis of the national legislation related to the implemetnation of the Protocol on SEA: main findings
Ms. Elena Layevskaya, International Legal Expert

ENG

ARM

RUS

Experiences in Legal Drafting
Ms Aphrodite Smagadi, United Nations Economic Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Secretariat, Espoo Convention and Protocol on SEA

ENG

ARM

RUS


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