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Implementation Guide for Central Asia on the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Published: December 2019

Parties, beneficiary countries of the Assistance and Cooperation Programme and other countries wishing to implement the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents sometimes face challenges in the interpretation of its provisions. Shedding light on the basic requirements of the Convention, this Guide offers a practical explanation of what compliance with this legal instrument means. Based primarily on the needs and challenges of the Central Asian countries, the Guide will also be useful for all countries wishing to increase the level of implementation of the Convention. With its help, the competent authorities and operators of hazardous industrial facilities can further improve existing legislation, rules and regulations, as well as enhance activities and industry practices aligning them to the requirements of the Convention. In addition, the implementation of the established minimum requirements of the Convention and making use of best practices provided in the Guide will support the countries that are in the process of developing their legislation aimed at improving and harmonizing industrial safety standards.

The publication is available in Russian and in English and French