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Third meeting of the Task Force on Access to Information under the Aarhus Convention

3 - 5 December 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

The third meeting of the Task Force on Access to Information  took place from 3 to 5 December 2014 in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Salle VIII).

The Task Force discussed a number of issues, including the scope, quality and comparability of information to be provided in accordance with the Convention, deliberated on the application of certain restrictions on access to environmental information in accordance with the Convention’s provisions and shared recent relevant developments in information and communication technology in relation to environmental information.

The background material for the meeting included a compilation of relevant information derived from 2014 national implementation reports and the synthesis report as well as the Implementation Guide and relevant Compliance Committee findings of a systemic nature.

Documents

DocumentsENGFRERUS
Provisional agenda for the meeting (AC/TF.AI-3/Inf.1)PDF
Report on the third meeting, (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2015/3)PDFPDFPDF
Key outcomes of the meeting (AC/TF.AI-3/Inf.5)PDF
List of participantsPDF
Documents relevant to the agenda items
Findings of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee of a systemic nature on access to environmental informatin (AC/TF.AI-3/Inf.2)PDF
Statement by the United KingdomPDF
UK Boundaries GuidelinesPDF
Statement by SlovakiaPDF
Statement by NorwayPDF
European Ombudsman: 2013 Annual Report
More information available here
PDF
Item 2. Environmental Information: Minding the Gap
Proposal for tailor-made recommendations to countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia for the production and sharing of Environmental Indicators (ECE/CEP-CES/GE.1/2014/4) considered by the ECE Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators at its eighth session (Geneva, 13-15 May 2014) - relevant also for item 5 of the provisional agendaPDFPDF
Update on the implementation of above mentioned recommendations - relevant also for item 5 of the provisional agendaPDF
Update analysis on the production and sharing of the ECE core environmental indicators by countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (ECE/CEP-CES/GE.1/2014/8) considered by the ECE Joint Task Force on Environmental Indicators at its ninth session (Geneva, 3-5 November 2014) - relevant also for item 5 of the provisional agendaPDFPDF
Item 4. Access to Environmental Information on Products
Access to environment-related product information: implementation outlook (AC/TF.AI-3/Inf.3)PDF
Item 6. Activities under other international forums
Targets and performance indicators for measuring progress in developing SEIS across the Pan-European Region (ECE/CEP/2014/8) adopted by the ECE Committee on Environmental Policy at its twentieth meeting (Geneva, 27-30 October 2014)PDFPDFPDF

Presentations and statements

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2. Environmental information: minding the gap                                                                                                                           
(a) Scope of environmental information
Mr. Mike Kaye, UKPPT
Mr. Adam-Daniel Nagy, European CommissionPPT
Ms. Aida Iskoyan, ArmeniaPPT
Ms. Mara Silina, European ECO ForumPDF
Mr. Michael Nagy, UNECE Statistical DivisionPPT
(b) Quality of environmental information
Ms. Kamilia Toktogulova, KyrgyzstanPPT
Ms. Maja Gramatikova, the former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaPPT
Ms. Aleksandra Radevska, NGO “Journalists for Human Rights”PPT
(c) Comparability of environmental information
Mr David Stanners, European Environmental AgencyPPT
Mr. Markus Wüest, SwitzerlandPPT
3. The application of certain restrictions on access to environmental information
Mr. Ian Harden, Secretary-General of the European OmbudsmanPPT
Mr. Veit Koester, former Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, international expertPPT
Mr. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on Toxic WastesPDF
(a) Commercial and industrial information and (b) Intellectual property rights
Mr. Jarosław Mielnik, PolandPPT
Ms. Lissie Klingenberg Jørgensen, DenmarkPPT
Ms. Elena Vasilyeva, European ECO ForumPPT
Ms. Liesbeth Timmermans, CEFICPPT
Mr. Wolf Meier-Ewert, WTOPDF
(c) Personal data
Ms. Ana Barreira, IIDMAPPT
4. Access to environmental information on products: implementation outlook
Mr. Björn-Erik Lönn, General Manager, Nordic Ecolabelling BoardPPT
5. Increasing interoperability and facilitating data sharing at the national level through electronic information tools
Ms. Anca Mihaescu, Romania PPT
Ms. María José Gómez García-Ochoa, SpainPPT
Mr. Rudolf Legat, AustriaPDF
Ms. Altyn Balabayeva , KazakhstanPPT
Mr. Filip Radovic, SerbiaPPT
Mr Adam Daniel-Nagy, European CommissionPPT
Mr. Greg Giuliani, OGC  PDF
6. Activities under other international forums
Mr. Francesco Gaetani, GEO Secretariat (Group on Earth Observations)PPT
Mr. Lukasz Wyrowski, UNECE WGEMA Secretariat (Friends of SEIS)PPT
Mr. Steven Vale, UNECE Statistical Division (UN-GGIM: Europe)PPT
Mr. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on Toxic WastesPDF