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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 October 2014.
List of participants
Review of Armenian legislative framework regarding implementation of the Protocol on SEA
Обзор законодательства Республики Армения
Resource Manual to Support Application of the SEA Protocol
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
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
Capacity-building activities under the EaP GREEN Programme in Armenia(including the review of the recent Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) legislation)
Armenia's participation to relevant international treaties (i.e. Aarhus Convention)
Transposition of the requirements of the Protocol on SEA into national legislation: European experience, good practice, and challenges
Existing National Legislation Armenia relevant to the implementation of the Protocol on SEA
Analysis of the national legislation related to the implemetnation of the Protocol on SEA: main findings
Experiences in Legal Drafting