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Fifth meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making under the Aarhus Convention

23 - 24 February 2015

Geneva, Switzerland. Salle XII

The fifth meeting of the Aarhus Convention Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making took place from 23 to 24 February 2015 in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Salle XII). An article about the meeting is available here.

The meeting aimed to discuss the main challenges and obstacles to effective public participation, exchange good practices to address those obstacles, identify innovative practices to facilitate more effective public participation, and convey a thematic session on climate change-related decision-making.




Provisional Agenda (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.1)PDF
Report of the meeting, (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2015/4)PDFPDFPDF
List of outcomes (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.4)PDF
List of participantsPDF
Selected relevant resources (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.2)PDF
Selected considerations, findings and reports of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.3)PDF
Maastricht Recommendations on Promoting Effective Public Participation in Decision-making in Environmental Matters (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2/Add.2)PDFPDFPDF
Aarhus Convention Implementation Guide

Synthesis report on the status of implementation of the convention (ECE/MP.PP/2014/6)

NIRs webpage










Presentations and Statements


Item 2. Obstacles, challenges and good practices in relation to public participation in decision-making
(a). Identification and notification of the public concerned
Ms. Elizabeth Smith, European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentPDF
Ms. Lina Oskarsson, SwedenPDF
Mr. Filip Spirovski, NGO Journalists Environmental Agency, the former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaPDF
(b). Early public participation
Mr. Adrian Panciuc, Republic of MoldovaPDF
Ms. Emilia Liaska, The hellenic society for the protection of the environment and the cultural heritage, GreecePDF
(c). Role of private actors and project developers
Mr. Jerzy Jendroska, University of Opole and Member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance CommitteePDF
Ms. Nino Gokhelashvili, GeorgiaPDF
Ms. Ljudmila Petrova, NGO Angel, KazakhstanPDFPDF
(d). Due account of comments and outcomes of public participation
Ms. Enkelejda Malaj, AlbaniaPDF
Ms. Aida Iskoyan, ArmeniaPDF
Mr. Ilya Trombitsky, Globe Europe Parliamentary NGO, Republic of MoldovaPDF
Item 3. Innovative practices of public participation in decision-making
Ms. Marguerite Stapleton, IrelandPDF
Mr. Etienne Ballan, Expert and Chair of the thematic session on PPIFPDF
Ms. Kaidi Tingas, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europeonline presentation (due to the volume
of the presentation downloading make take a few seconds)
Ms. Diane Henrick, Peace and Disarmament, Quaker United Nations OfficePDF
Item 5. Thematic focus: climate change-related decision-making
Ms. Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC SecretariatPDF
Mr. Vincent van Steenberghe, BelgiumPDF
Ms. Olga Zakharova, Aarhus Centre of BelarusPDF
Ms. Maaike de Beer, NetherlandsPDF
Ms. Mara Silina, European Eco Forum, BelgiumPDF
Ms. Tamara Malkova, "Green Dossier", UkrainePDF
Mr. Ahmed Azam, United KingdomPDF
Ms. Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern IrelandPDF
Ms. Yulia Dolinina, WWF RussiaPDF