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Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 5th meeting

11 - 15 April 2016

Geneva

Official Documents

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Annotated provisional agenda of the fifth meeting of the Working Group
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/1

 

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Draft decision on the adoption of the workplan for the period 2017-2020 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.1

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Draft Minsk declaration
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.2

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Accelerating entry into effect of the first amendment to the Convention 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.3

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Joint workshop on safety and land-use planning, note from the secretariat 
ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2016/4

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Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its fifth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/2


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Background documents
Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its fourth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/2
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Report of the 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/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4 
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Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1/Corr.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1/Corr.1

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

ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.3
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–first session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/4
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–second session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/6
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–third session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/2
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–fourth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/4  
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–fifth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/2
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Outline for a guidance document on safety and land-use planning
ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2015/11 (Discussed by the Working Group on the Development of the Convention under the Industrial Accidents Convention at its sixth meeting (30 November – 2 December 2015))
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Informal Documents

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Item 1Adoption of the agenda
Informal notes on the agenda (an overview of agenda items, associated documentation and actions to be taken by the delegates)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.1)
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Item 2Status of ratification
Status of ratification of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.2 - Updated 31/3/2016
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Item 3Compliance and implementation

Workplan implementation status
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.3

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Aligning the authentic texts of the Protocol and the two amendments to the Convention 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.4

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Summary report on technical assistance and capacity-building activities
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.5

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Draft overview of legislative and administrative reforms for implementing strategic environmental assessment in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.6ENGRUS

Draft practical guidance on reforming legal and institutional structures with regard to application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.7

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Draft guidance on implementation of the Convention drawing on opinions of the Implementation Committee
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.8
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Item 4Subregional cooperation and capacity-building
Item 5Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment 
Brochure on the Protocol on SEA and its benefits in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.9
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IAIA informal pamphlets, "Fastips"ENG
Case study: Fact sheet on the application of the Protocol on SEA to Polish nuclear power programmeENG
Item 6Inputs to related international processes
Item 7Exchange of good practices

(a) Workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects

Programme of the joint workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.10 - The workshop will take place in Room XIX

See also information on the Industrial Accidents web site

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Draft guidance on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.11

Table of contents

Part A (legal and policy) - Part A Annex

Part B (technical, includes annex)

Part A Ru (legal and policy, without Chapter 4)
(b) Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

Draft good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.12

Background documents:

Questionnaire for the preparation of Good practice recommendations

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Terms of reference for the Good practice recommendations (as agreed by the Working Group on EIA and SEA at its 4th meeting)

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(c) Other activities foreseen in the workplan
Item 8Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance
Biannual financial report up to 31 December 2015
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.13
Item 9Preparations for the next sessions of the Meetings of the Parties
Preparation for the 2017 sessions of the Meetings of the Parties
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.14
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Information on the required nominations for officers for the period 2017–2020
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.15
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Mapping of the Convention and the Protocol activities that support countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.16

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Item 10Other business
Item 11Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting

Other relevant documentation

Informal notes of the Bureau meeting (19-20 January 2016)

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Conclusions of the meeting 
Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat
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Presentations and Statements

Presentations and Statements

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Item 7 (a)

Exchange of good practices

Programme of the joint workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.10

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Overview of the land-use planning and siting obligations under the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and recommendations from the 2010 The Hague seminar

Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

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Overview of the obligations under the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the UNECE Espoo Convention relevant to land-use planning

Ms. Migle Masaityte, Chair of Working Group on EIA and SEA

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Overview of interlinkages, synergies and complementarities between the Industrial Accidents Convention, the Protocol on SEA and other relevant UNECE instruments.

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert

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Objectives, methodology and structure of the draft Guidance

Mr. Lorenzo van Wijk, Lead consultant for the guidance development

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Application of SEA to land-use plans/programmes and relevant good practice

Mr. Jiří Dusík, Expert on the application of SEA

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Legal, policy and procedural aspects of land-use planning, siting and hazardous activities

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert

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Technical approaches in risk consideration on land-use Planning

Mr. Lorenzo van Wijk, Risktech, Lead consultant for the development of the draft guidance

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Overview of experiences and lessons learned on land-use planning and siting in EU member States implementing the Seveso III, SEA and EIA Directives

Mr. Michael Struckl PhD, Federal Ministry of Economy, Austria, Chair of the small group of experts on land-use planning

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Estonia: Inter-agency cooperation - the role of the Rescue Board in land-use planning decisions

Ms. Daisi Käger, Estonian Rescue Board

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Portugal: Policies and Guidelines on the integration of major accidents prevention in the SEA of municipal land use plans

Ms. Maria do Carmo Figueira, Portugese Environment Agency 

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Netherlands: The Dutch approach to safety and land-use planning including risk assessment

Ms. Anneke Raap and Mr. Germt de Vries, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands

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France: Legislation and regulations on safety and land-use planning and approach to risks

Mr. Lionel PREVORS, Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

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Belgium (Flanders): Integration industrial accidents safety into the land-use planning through SEA

Mr. Marc Bogaert, Environment Nature and Energy Department, Flemish Government, Belgium

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Republic of Moldova: Procedures to address safety in land-use planning, including through safety zones and distances

Ms. Inga Podoroghin and Ms. Svetlana Stirbu, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Moldova

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Serbia: National approach to land-use-planning, siting and safety, integrated in SEA and EIA legislative and policy framework

Ms. Suzana Milutinović, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Serbia

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State Land Supervision in the Russian Federation

Ms. Nadeshda Kornilovich, Rosreestr., Russian Federation

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ConclusionsENG

Registration

In accordance with the accreditation procedures for meetings at the Palais des Nations, delegates attending the meeting are requested to register online by no later than 24 March 2016 through the following link: https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=xKqr1s.

Registration details are available on the website. The use of the Internet Explorer browser is recommended for registration. In case of difficulty, please refer to the online user manual, or contact the secretariat by e-mail (anelia.rambosson@unece.org or eia.conv@unece.org).

On their way to the meeting, delegates should obtain an identification badge at the Pass and Identification Unit of the United Nations Office at Geneva’s Security and Safety Section, located at the Pregny Gate, 14, Avenue de la Paix (see map and other practical information available from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe website). In case of difficulty, please contact the Convention secretariat by telephone at +41 22 917 24 39.

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Practical information for delegates and visitors

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Rules of Procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

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Amendment of rule 7 of the rules of procedure
Decision V/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
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Adoption of the rules of procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
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List of Participants

List of Participants                                                                                                    ENG