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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.

 

 

Documents

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Provisional Agenda (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.1)

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Report of the meeting, (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2015/4)

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List of outcomes (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.4)

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List of participants

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Selected relevant resources (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.2)

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Selected considerations, findings and reports of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (AC/TF.PP-5/Inf.3)

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Maastricht Recommendations on Promoting Effective Public Participation in Decision-making in Environmental Matters (ECE/MP.PP/2014/2/Add.2)

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Aarhus Convention Implementation Guide

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

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NIRs webpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations and Statements

 

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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 Development

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Ms. Lina Oskarsson, Sweden

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Mr. Filip Spirovski, NGO Journalists Environmental Agency, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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(b). Early public participation

Mr. Adrian Panciuc, Republic of Moldova

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Ms. Emilia Liaska, The hellenic society for the protection of the environment and the cultural heritage, Greece

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(c). Role of private actors and project developers

Mr. Jerzy Jendroska, University of Opole and Member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

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Ms. Nino Gokhelashvili, Georgia

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Ms. Ljudmila Petrova, NGO Angel, Kazakhstan

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(d). Due account of comments and outcomes of public participation

Ms. Enkelejda Malaj, Albania

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Ms. Aida Iskoyan, Armenia

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Mr. Ilya Trombitsky, Globe Europe Parliamentary NGO, Republic of Moldova

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Item 3. Innovative practices of public participation in decision-making

Ms. Marguerite Stapleton, Ireland

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Mr. Etienne Ballan, Expert and Chair of the thematic session on PPIF

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Ms. Kaidi Tingas, the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe

online presentation (due to the volume
of the presentation downloading make take a few seconds)

Ms. Diane Henrick, Peace and Disarmament, Quaker United Nations Office

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Item 5. Thematic focus: climate change-related decision-making

Ms. Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC Secretariat

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Mr. Vincent van Steenberghe, Belgium

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Ms. Olga Zakharova, Aarhus Centre of Belarus

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Ms. Maaike de Beer, Netherlands

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Ms. Mara Silina, European Eco Forum, Belgium

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Ms. Tamara Malkova, "Green Dossier", Ukraine

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Statements

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Mr. Ahmed Azam, United Kingdom

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Ms. Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Ms. Yulia Dolinina, WWF Russia

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