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

10 - 11 October 2016

Salle V, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland.

The fifth meeting of the Task Force on Access to Information of the Aarhus Convention took place from 10 to 11 October 2016 in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Salle V).

The meeting continued the exchange of information, good practices and recent legislative, policy and practical developments on promoting public access to environmental information. In particular, the Task Force continued focusing on the scope of environmental information and information on emissions; use of public registers and other electronic information tools; application of the restrictions; and the further development of the Aarhus Clearinghouse and national nodes.

The background material for the meeting included relevant information derived from 2014 national implementation reports  and the synthesis report  as well as the Implementation Guide, relevant Compliance Committee findings of a systemic nature  and jurisprudence database. The Task Force on Access to Information continued its work based on the outputs of the previous meetings.

Documents, statements and presentations

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Provisional agenda (AC/TF.AI-5/Inf.1)PDF
List of speakersPDF
Report of the fifth meeting

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Key outcomes of the meeting (AC/TF.AI-5/Inf.4)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 information (AC/TF.AI-3/Inf.2)PDF
Findings of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee of a systemic nature in the current intersessional period (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2015/10; see paras. 48-78, 92) PDF
Overview of case law on access to environmental information (AC/TF.AI-4/Inf.2)PDF
The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) vision on public access to information (the Netherlands)PDF
Item 4. Effective dissemination of environmental information
Recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties on Electronic Information Tools (Decision II/3)PDFPDFPDF
Questionnaire to assess implementation of the Recommendations of the Meeting of the Parties on Electronic Information Tools (AC/TF.AI-5/Inf.2) - Submission by 1 May 2016
- With final revisions in track changes
- Final
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Summary report on the results of the survey (AC/TF.AI-5/Inf.3) and its accompanying document (AC/TF.AI-5/Inf.3/Add.1)
 
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Electronic Information Tools: Case Studies 
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Statements and Presentations

 

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Item 2. Environmental information: scope and access
Mr. Jaroslaw Melnik, PolandPDF
Ms. Aida Iskoyan, Environmental Public Advocacy Center/ Environmental Law Resource Center, ArmeniaPDF
Mr. Marko Van der Voort, the NetherlandsPDF
Ms. Gabrielle Somers and Ms. Audur Yr Steinarsdottir, EFTA Surveillance AuthorityPDF
Ms. Geidy Lung, WIPO PDF
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Item 3. Restrictions on access to environmental information in the Digital Age
Ms. Lina Oskarsson, SwedenPDF
Ms. Tatsiana Yeudasiova, BelarusPDF
Mr. Daniele Franzone, European CommissionPDF
Ms. Tatiana Tökölyová and Ms. Petra Horvathova, SlovakiaPDF
Mr. Vadim Ni, Ecoforum of NGOs of KazakhstanPDF
Item 4. Effective dissemination of environmental information
Mr. Olivier Garry, FrancePDF
Mr. Jakob A. Sandal, NorwayPDF
Mr. Rudolf Legat, Austria PDF
Response to the Questionnaire by AustriaPDF
Ms. Flavia Piperno, ItalyPDF
Mr. Nicholas Duffin, Consultation Institute, UKPDF
Ms. Maryna Yanush, UNECE Aarhus Convention secretariatPDF
Item 5. Activities under other international forums
Mr. Michael Nagy, UNECE Statistical DivisionPDF
Mr. Filip Aggestam, UNECE WGEMA SecretariatPDF
Mr. Marques Tomas, UNEPPDF