The Working Group on Strategies and Review is the principal negotiating body for the Convention. It assists the Executive Body in policy-oriented matters including:
(a) Assessing scientific and technical activities relating to the preparation and revision of protocols;
(b) Negotiating revisions to existing protocols and the preparation of new ones;
(c) Promoting the exchange of technology;
(d) Preparing proposals for any strategic development under the Convention
For these activities it works in close cooperation with the EMEP Steering Body and the Working Group on Effects. It also receives reports from a number of Expert Groups and Task Forces established by the Executive Body.