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Subregional workshop for the Caucasus and Eastern Europe on industrial accidents prevention

11 - 13 April 2017

Minsk (Belarus)

Organized by UNECE with the support of the Government of Belarus, UNDP Country Office in Minsk, financial support from Germany and Norway and in-kind support by national experts.

Workshop summary of Evaluations

Key conclusions from the two subregional workshops held in 2017

AgendaENGRUS
Subregional workshop for Eastern Europe and Caucasus on industrial accident prevention: Chemicals management, identification and notification of industrial hazardous activitiesENGRUS

 

 

 

List of Participants
Final list of Participants

 

 

 

Sessions PresentationsENGRUS
 1Setting the scene, chaired by Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the Industrial Accidents Conventions
The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - scope and main requirements, Ms. Claudia Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariatENGRUS
The UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and linkages with the Industrial Accidents Convention, Ms. Rosa Garcia Couto, Secretary of Subcommittee of experts on the GHS, UNECE Transport DivisionENGRUS
Classification of hazardous substances according to the GHS and exchange of information on the hazardous properties of chemicals through the supply chain, Ms. Rosa Garcia Couto, Secretary of Subcommittee of experts on the GHS, UNECE Transport DivisionENGRUS
 2Classification of hazardous substances in the context of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention, chaired by Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the Industrial Accidents Convention
Identification of hazardous activities with transboundary impact - location criteria, Ms. Liza Rubach, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariatENGRUS
Presentation of the outcome of the exercise and discussion, Ms. Rosa Garcia Couto, Secretary of Subcommittee of experts on the GHS, UNECE Transport Division and Ms. Liza Rubach, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariat
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Example of cooperation between national competent authorities responsible for chemicals management and industrial accidents prevention, preparedness and response, Ms. Parvoleta Luleva, Ministry of Environment and Water, BulgariaENGRUS
3Joint Research Centre: EU science hub and its work related to industrial accidents prevention, chaired by Ms. Claudia Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariat
Presentation of the ECHO-JRC Seveso ENPI capacity-building project, Ms. Zsuzsanna Gyenes, MAHB JRCENGRUS
Natech risk assessment and management, Ms. Elisabeth Krausmann, TechRisk JRCENGRUS
4Identification of hazardous activities with potential transboundary impacts, chaired by Ms. Parvoleta Luleva, Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgaria
Structure and recent changes of Annex I of the Convention, Ms. Claudia Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariatENGRUS
Example of identification of hazardous activities in Hungary, Mr. Lajos Kátai-Urbán, Head of Department of Industrial Safety, National University of Public Service, Institute of Disaster Management, HungaryENGRUS
Identification of Hazardous Activities with Potential for Transboundary Effects - example of Slovenia, Ms. Jasmina Karba, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, SloveniaENGRUS
Voluntary extension on the basis of consequence and risk assessment in Switzerland and transboundary consultations, Mr. Raphaël Gonzalez, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, SwitzerlandENGRUS
Using simplified tools for estimation of negative effects of industrial accidents, Mr. Brian Shay, Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment UnitENGRUS
5Notifications of hazardous activities, chaired by Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the Industrial Accidents Convention
Notification of hazardous activities from the Convention perspective, Ms. Liza Rubach, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariatENGRUS
Notification of hazardous activities - practical implementation and good practices on the example of Bulgaria, Ms. Parvoleta Luleva, Ministry of Envrionment and Water, BulgariaENGRUS
6Prevention of, Preparedness for and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters: EU-led initiative for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, chaired by Ms. Liza Rubach, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariat
Presentation of the EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, Mr. Sergej Anagnosti, PPRD East 2 OfficeENGRUS
72030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030  linkages with the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and the work of partner organizations, chaired by Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the Industrial Accidents Convention
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its Sustainable Development Goals, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 - relevance to linkages with the Industrial Accidents Convention, Ms. Claudia Kamke, UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention secretariatENGRUS
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) - fostering environmental protection through the implementation of the SDGs and Sendai commitments, Mr. Luca Rossi, Programme Manager, UNISDR ENGRUS
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europea (OSCE) - Advocacy for the reduction of environmental and security risk, Ms. Nino Malashkhia, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer, OSCEENGRUS
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