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Executive Body, Thirty-eighth session

10 - 14 December 2018

Geneva, Switzerland

The meeting will start on Monday 10 December 2018 at 3 p.m 

Venue: Room XI at Palais des Nations (Door A15, Building A - 3rd floor)

Participants are encouraged to register online. Registration code 55536.

Credentials (sample text)

Official Documents

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Annotated provisional agenda for the thirty-eighth session
ECE/EB.AIR/141  

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Report of the Executive Body on its thirty-eighth session
ECE/EB.AIR/142

 

Report of the Executive Body on its thirty-eighth session -  Addendum - Decisions of the Executive Body
ECE/EB.AIR/142/Add.1

 

ECE/EB.AIR/142/Add.2

 

Draft revised long-term strategy for the Convention
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/1/Rev.1  

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Financial requirements for the implementation of the Convention
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/2  

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Twenty-first report by the Implementation Committee
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/3  

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Draft decisions of the Executive Body
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/4  

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Revised mandates for the task forces under the Working Group on Strategies and Review and under the Steering Body to EMEP
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/5  

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Revised mandates for the centres under the Steering Body to the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP) 
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/6 

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Revised mandates for the task forces and centres under the Working Group on Effects
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/7 

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Updated methods and procedures for the technical reviews of air pollutant emission inventories reported under the Convention 
ECE/EB.AIR/2018/8 

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Informal and Other documents

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Item 4: Status of ratification of the Convention and its protocols 

 

 

Overview of ratification status for the Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol), the Protocol on Heavy Metals and the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants, as amended.

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Note verbale from the Government of Canada

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List of Canadian emission limit control measures for inclusion in the Gothenburg Protocol, amended in 2012

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Corrections to Annex II of the 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone, and its 2012 amended version related to Canada

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Item 5: Review of implementation of the 2018-2019 workplan

(a) Science

Improving emissions of condensable particulate matter in the context of the Convention

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Draft unedited - Report of the fourth joint session of the Steering Body to the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe and the Working Group on Effects
ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2018/2-ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2018/2 (Advance version)

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2018 Joint Progress Report on policy-relevant scientific findings
ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2018/3ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2018/3

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2018 Joint Progress Report on policy-relevant scientific findings
ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2018/3/Corr.1ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2018/3/Corr.1

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The current extent of surface water acidification in Europe and North America
ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2018/20ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2018/13

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Updated methods and procedures for the technical reviews of the air pollutant emission inventories reported under the Convention - comments by the European Union

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Updated methods and procedures for the technical reviews of air pollutant emission inventories reported under the Convention - comments by USA and Canada

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Tasks implemented by the Coordination Centre for Effects 
(UBA, Germany) in 2018-2019

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Proposed exchange of letters between Chair of the Executive Body and the CEO of LifeWatch ERIC to initialize the cooperation between the Convention and LifeWatch ERIC 

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Working Group on Effects Brochure

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(c) Compliance

Compliance with reporting obligations

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IC Members Nominations

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(e) Communication and outreach

Proposals for celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Convention in 2019

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Note on communication and outreach activities by the secretariat

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Text of the draft guidelines on the protection of the atmosphere

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Call for comments on the International Law Commission’s draft guidelines on the protection of the atmosphere

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Implementation of the Batumi Action for Cleaner Air: Fostering progress towards improved air quality

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Item 6: Revised long-term strategy for the Convention

Suggested changes to the draft revised long-term strategy for the Convention

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Proposals for further action in response to the draft Long-Term Strategy and the Saltsjobaden VI recommendations - Policy Review Group Considerations

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Draft revised long-term strategy for the Convention – comments by Canada, the European Union, Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States

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Item 7: Revised mandates of task forces and centres under the Convention

Revised mandates for the centres under the Steering Body to the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP) - comments by the United States

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Revised mandates for the task forces and centres under the Working Group on Effects - comments by the United States

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Revised mandates for the task forces under the Working Group on Strategies and Review and under the Steering Body to EMEP - comments by the United States  

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Draft revised mandates for TFRN and TFTEI with comments from US, EU and the WGSR Chair

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Agenda item (8) Information-sharing on activities relevant to the Convention

(b) Event on clean air globally

Global event on clean air - draft programme on 12-13 December 2018

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Batumi Action for Cleaner Air (2016-2021): relevant actions for countries from outside the UNECE region

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XX Meeting of the Forum of the Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean: Decision 9. Towards the full implementation of the Regional Plan of Action on Atmospheric Pollution

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XIX Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Plan of Action on Atmospheric Pollution

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Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Item 9: Financial requirements for implementation of the Convention

In-depth review of the EMEP budget, covered by the mandatory contributions and annotated EMEP budget proposal for 2019 (informal document No. 3)

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Item 10: Election of officers

Executive Body Officers

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Item 11: Other business

Overview of the Global Methane Challenge

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Presentations

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Agenda item (4) Status of ratification of the Convention and its protocols

Progress in ratification and acceptance of amendments

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Agenda item (5) Review of implementation of the 2018-2019 workplan

 

(a) Science

Working Group on Effects: Implementation of the workplan & Results from the 4th EMEP/WGE Joint Session

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(b) Policy

Outcomes of the 56th session of the Working Group on Strategies and Review (22-25 May 2018)

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Towards an Expert Panel on Clean Air in Cities

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Clean Air for a Sustainable Future - Goals and Challenges

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(c) Compliance

Twenty-First Report of the Implementation Committee

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(d) Capacity-building awareness-raising to promote ratification and implementation in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Capacity-building and awareness-raising activities in 2018

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(e) Communication and Outreach

Communication and out reach

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Agenda item (6) Revised long-term strategy for the Convention

 

UNECE's Air Convention Policy Review Group to the 2016 Scientific Assessment Report

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Agenda item (8) Information-sharing on activities relevant to the Convention

 

(a) Activities of international organizations relevant to the Convention

 

WHO's activities - 2018 update, Sophie Gumy

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CCAC Annual Report 2018 -  Initiative Achievements and Outlooks, Valentin Foltescu

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Global Monitoring Plan and Effectiveness Evaluation under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Ana-Maria Witt

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Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Eisaku Toda

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Multilateral Cooperation on Air Pollution in North-East Asia, Sangmin Nam

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Air Quality Co-benefits of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Bert Saveyn and Rita van Dingenen

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WMO/GAW activities of relevance to LRTAP Convention
(update 2018), Oksana Tarasova

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International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA), Young Sunwoo

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AMAP Activities, Martin Forsius

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(b) Event on clean air globally

Science proposal - EMEP, Laurence Rouil

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Science proposal - WGE, Isaura Rabago

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Policy Proposal, Jennifer Kerr

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Batumi Action for Cleaner Air (BACA 2016-2021), Richard Ballaman

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Global Event on Clean Air - Highlights & Conclusions, Kimber Scavo

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