Environmental threats do not respect national borders. Governments have realized that to avert this danger they must notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that might have adverse environmental impact across borders. The Espoo Convention is a key instrument for bringing together all stakeholders to prevent environmental damage before it occurs. The Convention entered into force in 1997.
It was complemented by the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Kyiv, 2003)
Key areas of work
19 May - 10 June