The two-day sub regional Workshop is organised by the secretariat of the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The Workshop aims to promote the implementation and ratification of the Pollutant Release Transfer Registers (PRTR) Protocol in South-Eastern Europe (SEE) by improving knowledge of legal, institutional and technical requirements, identifying key players and technical and capacity building specific needs in order to facilitate the provision of more targeted support for introducing PRTRs in these countries.
The Workshop will bring together representatives from national authorities responsible for PRTRs, chemical and waste management, water, land air and health protection. It will also gather representatives of industry, academia, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations from South Eastern Europe and experts working on PRTRs within different countries of the UNECE region and with international governmental organizations. Representatives from Israel and Turkey will also be invited to attend the workshop.
Meeting documents are being posted on this pages as they become available. Please check this page regularly.
NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS:
In order to minimize the negative environmental impact of the meeting there will be no distribution of documents in the meeting room. Participants are kindly urged to bring with them all documents required for the meeting.
Essential Elements and Benefits of the Protocol on PRTRs
Electronic Reporting and Data Handling
Scope of the Protocol on PRTRs
Norwegian PRTR website
Norwegian PRTR database
PRTR Capacity-building in just one click
The role of NGOs/Aarhus Centres in providing a platform for networking and exchanging knowledge on PRTR development in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The industry's role in data dissemination
Data collection methods, validation and quality in Sweden
Setting up an appropriate institutional structure for implementation of PRTR Protocol-Case study Serbia
Key outcomes of the activities of the Regional Environmental Center on PRTRs in South Eastern Europe
SwissPRTR User Manual