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

28 - 29 November 2019

Salle XII, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland.

The seventh meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) was held on 28-29 November 2019 in Geneva (Palais des Nations, Salle XII). The Working Group considered 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
• Preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

Interested Parties and stakeholders shared 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.

Information on the consultation on development of the Protocol held prior to the meeting is available through this webpage

A news story  about the meeting is available here

 

 

 

 

 

Documents

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Provisional Agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/1) PDFPDFPDF
Report (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/2) advance edited copyPDF
List of decisions and outcomes (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.7)PDF
List of participantsPDF
Item 4 (b)
Report on the third Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/3)PDFPDFPDF
Item 6
Organisation of work (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.3)PDF
Report on the development of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6), including possible approach for revising annexes I, II and III (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6/Add.1)PDF

 

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Comparitive analysis of different international reporting obligations related to annexes I, II and III of the Protocol on PRTRs (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.2)xls
Item 7
Subregional and national activities: needs and challenges for capacity building
Organisation of work (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.4)PDF
Item 8
Report on the implementation of the work programme
of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2018–2021 (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/4)
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Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Protocol’s work programme for
2018–2021(ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/5)
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Note on contributions and pledges received between 1 August and 25 November 2019 (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.6)PDF
Item 9 (a)
Note on the preparatory timeline for the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.5)PDF
Item 9 (b)
Note on the work programme for 2022–2025 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/7)PDFPDFPDF
Note on future financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/8)PDFPDFPDF
Excerpt from Annex I of the Note on future financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.1)

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Statements 

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Statements by EU and its Member States
Statements by EU and its Member States (final)PDF
Item 6
Revised (28Nov/2): Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decisionPDF
Revised: Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decisionWORD
Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decisionPDF
Development of the Protocol: EEB statement and amendments on a proposal of EU and its Member StatesPDF
Item 7
Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory: Capacity Building on PRTRs, Communication and OutreachPDFPDF

 

 

Presentations

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Item 4: Promotion and capacity-building
(a) Coordination mechanisms and synergies
Mr. Erol CAVUS, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment/Mediterranean Action PlanPDF
Mr. Alaska Takaaki ITO, Administrator for Exposure Assessment and PRTRs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Mr. Inigo DE VICENTE-MINGARRO, Chair International PRTR Coordinating Group

Draft International PRTR Coordinating Group note on Improving leverage of existing Global PRTR portal websites

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Item 6: Development of the Protocol
(b) Towards modern pollutant release and transfer register systems
Mr. Alex RADWAY, Policy Officer - Industrial Emissions,European Commission, European UnionPDF
Ms. Linda LINDERHOLM, Scientific Adviser, Environmental Protection Agency, SwedenPDF
Mr. Nebojsa REDZIC, Head of Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection
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Item 7: Subregional and national activities: needs and challenges for capacity building
(a) Setting the scene - Capacity-building activities under the Protocol on PRTRs
Mr. Kristof Doucot, Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for EuropePDF
(b) Presentations by countries’ on achievements, plans and needs in relation to PRTRs
Mr. Aman ZHAKENOV, Chief expert, Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of KazakhstanPDF
Ms. Angela PANCIUC, Main consultant of the Division of pollution prevention and environmental assessment policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Republic of MoldovaPDF
Ms. Nino GOKHELASHVILI, Head Sustainable Development Division, Environment and Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of GeorgiaPDF
Ms. Azemine SHAKIRI, Advisor for management and maintenance of Pollutant release and transfer register, Macedonian Environmental Information Center, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, North MacedoniaPDF
Mr. M. Hassan OUAHIDI, Chef de service : Analyses des Micropolluants, Laboratoire National des Etudes et de Surveillance de la Pollution, Secrétariat Général, Secrétariat d’Etat chargé du Développement  DurablePDF
(c) Opportunities for capacity building (projects, expert support, tools, guidelines) - what organisations can offer
Mr. Bastian ZEIGER, Industry and Environment Expert, European Environment AgencyPDF
Mr. Andrea CARARO, Consultant, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)PDF
Mr. Alaska Takaaki ITO, Administrator for Exposure Assessment and PRTRs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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