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Eighth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs

16 - 18 December 2020

Salle XIX, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland.

The eight meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs will be held on 16-18 December 2020.

Due to availability of interpretation for remote participation, the meeting will be held as follows: on 16 December (full day), on 17 December (morning) and on 18 December (morning). 

The Working Group is expected to consider a number of subjects, including:
• Development of the Protocol
• Progress in implementing the work programme and financial matters
• Promotion and coordination
• Compliance and reporting mechanisms
• Subregional and national activities: needs and challenges for capacity building
• Substantive preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

Interested Parties and stakeholders will be provided with an opportunity to share their experiences in implementing pollutant release and transfer registers, in particular, during agenda items on the development of the Protocol and on subregional and national activities. Please contact the secretariat (kristof.doucot@un.org) regarding your possible interventions.

Further, in view of preparations for the upcoming sessions of the Meetings of the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and its Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (planned for October 2021), the Chairs, in consultation with the two Bureaux, prepared an initial draft Declaration for comments by Parties and stakeholders.

Meeting format and participation

- The meeting will be organized in a hybrid format (combining on-site and remote participation). The remote participation will be enabled through the Interprefy platform supporting the interpretation in English, French and Russian.

- Representatives of Governments and stakeholders will be able to speak and listen remotely, provided that they ensure stable internet connection and provision of other required technical means (microphones, earphones etc) on their side.

- If representatives of Governments and stakeholders cannot arrive to Geneva, they are requested to participate in the meeting remotely.

- If National Focal Points of Parties cannot arrive to Geneva, they are requested to participate in the meeting remotely regardless whether the Party’s representatives of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva will be present in the meeting room.

- Physical presence of Parties’ representatives of the Permanent Missions based in Geneva is required for ensuring proper procedures for decision-making and a backup in case the connection is lost, and Party still wish to deliver a statement.

Information on registration for the meeting and other practical arrangements will be made available on this  webpage in due course.

The meeting documents will be uploaded on this page as soon as they become available.

Information on the preparation of the report on experiences in implementing the Protocol organised prior to the meeting is available through this webpage.

Kindly note that this is a paper free meeting. No documents will be made available in the meeting room. Please check this webpage regularly and make sure that you bring with you all documents required for the meeting.

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Item 1: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda
Provisional annotated agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/1)PDFPDFPDF
Item 4: Promotion and coordination
Report on the implementation of the work programme of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2018–2021 (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/5), advance edited copyPDF
Item 5: Compliance and reporting mechanisms
Membership of the Compliance Committee (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/3)PDFPDFPDF
Report of the Compliance Committee on its eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PRTR/C.1/2020/2)PDFPDFPDF
Item 6: Development of the Protocol
Report on the outcomes of the survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/4), advance edited copyPDF
Report on the development of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6 and Add.1)

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Item 7: Implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021, including financial matters
Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the work programme of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2018–2021 (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/6), advance edited copyPDF
Item 8: Preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
Draft outline of the agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/7), advance edited copyPDF
Draft decision on the work programme for 2022–2025 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/8), advance edited copyPDF
Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/9), advance edited copyPDF
Draft decision on reporting requirements (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/10)PDFPDFPDF