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Meeting of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, 7th session and Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on SEA, 3rd session

13 - 16 June 2017

Minsk, Belarus

The seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention was held, in conjunction with the third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, in Minsk (Hotel Beijing, Minsk), from 13 to 16 June 2017.

Please follow the event in live streaming here. Pictures are also available through here.

The informal presentation of conclusions is available under informal documents.

 

Seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

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Provisional agenda 
ECE/MP.EIA/22- ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/6
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Draft joint decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention  and the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the  Parties to the Protocol

ECE/MP.EIA/2017/1– ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/1

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Draft Minsk declaration
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/2– ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/2
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Report on the budget and financial arrangements
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/3– ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/3 
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Report on the activities of the Implementation Committee
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/4 –ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/4
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Corrigendum ECE/MP.EIA/2017/4/Corr.1 –ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/4/Corr.1ENG FRERUS
Summary report on technical assistance and capacity building activities
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/5 –ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/5
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General  guidance on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/6 –ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/6
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Technical  guidance on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/11–ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/10
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Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/7
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Draft decision on the review of compliance with the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/8
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Fifth review of implementation of the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/9
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Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
ECE/MP.EIA/2017/10
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Draft decision on reporting and review of implementation of the Protocol 
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/7
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Draft decision on the review of compliance with the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/8
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Second review of implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2017/9
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BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
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Protocol on Strategic Environmental AssessmentENGFRERUS
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See also - MOP Decision V/I
   - MOP/MOP Decision I/1

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Operating rules of the Implementation CommitteeENGFRERUS
Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its sixth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/4
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Informal notes of the Bureau meeting
(Geneva, 23 and 24 February 2017)
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Report of the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4 
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Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1/Corr.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1/Corr.1

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Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.2
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Decisions taken jointly by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention 
serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (including the declaration)

ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.3
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty-seventh session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/6
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Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty-eighth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2017/2  (advance copy)
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Opinions of the Implementation Committee 2014-2017ENG
Report of the Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Batumi, Georgia, 8-10 June 2016)ENGFRERUS

 

 

Adopted Decisions (advance copies below)

 

 

 

 

Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat

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Provisional programme of MOP-7 and MOP/MOP-3

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Item 2

Organizational matters

(c) Adoption of the agenda

Informal notes on the agenda

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.1_rev2)

(e) Status of the Convention and its amendments and the Protocol

Status of ratification of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.2)

 

 

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Item 3

Outstanding issues

(a) Draft joint decisions

Informal assessment of the completion of the workplan

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.3) 

 

 

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Status of contributions to the trust fund

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.4) 

Preliminary information on pledged contributions for the period 2017-2020

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.5) 

(b) Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention 

Practical examples of the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.6)

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(e) Nomination of officers

Informal list of nominations

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.7)

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(f) Tentative calendar of meetings for the next intersessional period

Provisional schedule of meetings

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.8)

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Item 4

Information note for the panel discussion on the contribution of the Convention and the Protocol to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the future of the treaties 

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.9)

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UNECE Espoo Convention, the Protocol on SEA and SDGs (postcard)

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Item 5

Informal assessment of the completion of the workplan

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.3)

(c) Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol

IAIA informal pamphlets "Fastips"

 

Item 8

Information note on the panel discussion on the role of the Convention and the Protocol in addressing climate change 

Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.10)

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Item 12

Informal list of nominations

Note by Secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2017/INF.7)

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General segment

Panel discussion on the contribution of the Convention and the Protocol to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the future of the treaties (agenda item 4)

moderated by Ms. Alda Ozola, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia

The Espoo Convention / the SEA Protocol and the Aarhus Convention as tools to support the implementation of the SDGs - the German experience on SDG-implementation

Mr. Matthias SAUER

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Can we do more - does EIA and SEA make a difference in reaching SDG targets? - the Polish perspective

Mr. Piotr OTAWSKI

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EBRD's role in SDGs implementation and application of EU EIA/SEA Directives, Aarhus and Espoo Conventions in the Bank's investment projects

Ms Alexandra ANTSUGAI

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IAIA initiative on Impact assessment role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Prof. Maria PARTIDARIO

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Environmental assessment for Sustainable Development Goals

Ms. Tatyana NOVIKOVA

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On the contribution of the Convention and the Protocol to the achievement of SDGs and the future of the treaties

Dr. Kaja PETERSON

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Review of the workplan (agenda item 5)
UNECE Activities funded through the EAP Green ENG

Panel discussion on the role of the Protocol and the Convention in addressing climate change (agenda item 8)

moderated by Ms. Marjan van Giezen, Ministry of Environment of the Netherlands

Polish success stories/ Good practice examples; main outcomes and achievements

H.E. Mr. Konrad PAWLIK

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Climate change in Strategic Environmental Assessment for land use plans in Slovenia

Ms. Vesna KOLAR-PLANINSIC

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Is there a need for a consolidated European experience with integration of climate change concerns into EIA and SEA?

Mr Jiri DUSIK

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Should Climate Change be included in EIA and SEA

Ms. Mara SILINA

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Mainstreaming climate change: Towards effective and efficient environmental assessment (EA) practices

Mr. Matthew CASHMORE

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High-level segment

Opening statement by Mr. Andrey Vasilyev , Deputy Executive Secretary of UNECE

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Statements by Ministers and high-level representatives (item 9 of agenda)

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Norway

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NGO's

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Information on meeting preparations and practical arrangements (the host country website)

http://mopminsk.ck.by

Online registration form


https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=bfPc94

Outline credentials (for all delegations) - Pouvoirs - Мандат

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List of participants

  

Evaluation by delegates - a summary (post-session)

  

 

June 13, 18.00 - 19.15

Good practice recommendations on the application of the Espoo Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

Organized by CEE Bankwatch Network

Documents

Provisional programme

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Challenges of applying Espoo and Aarhus Conventions to nuclear decision-making, as reflected in opinions and recommendations of implementation and compliance committees

Jerzy Jendrośka, Espoo Implementation Committee, ACCC

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Trends in transparency and stakeholder engagement in nuclear decision-making processes in France

Nathalie Reynal, ASN, France

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Importance of enhanced public participation in decision-making on nuclear projects and role of Espoo Convention

Jan Haverkamp, Greenpeace CEE/Nuclear Transparency Watch

ENG

 

June 14, 13.00 - 13.30  

Producing good pracitce recommendations for EIA and public participation in the Arctic

Organized by Finland, Canada and Denmark - Greenland

Documents
Provisional programmeENG

 

June 15, 13.00 - 14.30

EIA as an instrument to achieve SDGs

Organized by the Republic of Belarus

Documents
Provisional programmeENGRUS