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Bureau

The Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties was elected at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties in Budva, Montenegro, held from 11 to 14 September 2017. Its current membership is as follows:

Chairperson

Ms. Maia Bitadze (Georgia)

Vice-Chairpersons

Ms. Beate Berglund Ekeberg (Norway)
Ms. Nicolette Bouman (Netherlands)

Members

Ms. Zsuzsanna Belenyessy (European Union)
Ms. Chiara Landini (Italy) 
Ms. Alla Loboda (Ukraine)

Ms. Enkelejda Malaj (Albania)

 

In accordance with rule 22, paragraph 2, of the rules of procedure, "the Bureau shall invite a representative of non-governmental organizations established for the purpose of, and actively engaged in, promoting environmental protection and sustainable development ... to attend bureau meetings as an observer."

Non-governmental organizations present at the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties appointed Mr. Jeremy Wates (European ECO Forum and European Environmental Bureau) as the representative of NGOs to attend meetings of the Bureau in accordance with rule 22, paragraph 4.

Meetings

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (47th meeting) 06 November 2020 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (46th meeting) 25 - 26 February 2020 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention, 45th meeting (virtual meeting) 26 September 2019 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention, 44th meeting 28 June 2019 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (43rd meeting) 26 February 2019 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (42nd meeting) 21 June 2018 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (41st meeting) 22 February 2018

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (40th meeting) 10 September 2017 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (39th meeting), 13 - 14 December 2016 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (38th meeting), 17 June 2016 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (37th meeting), 25 - 26 February 2016 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (36th meeting), 19 June 2015 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (35th meeting), 03 March 2015 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (34th meeting), 29 June 2014 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (33rd meeting), 28 February 2014 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (32nd meeting), 02 - 03 December 2013 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (31st meeting), 21 June 2013 

Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (30th meeting), 26 February 2013 

Twenty-Ninth Aarhus Convention Bureau Meeting, 05 September 2012 

Twenty-eighth Aarhus Convention Bureau Meeting, 28 February 2012 

Twenty Seventh Aarhus Convention Bureau Meeting, 27 June 2011 

Twenty Sixth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 09 November 2010 

Twenty Fifth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 30 June 2010 

Twenty Fourth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 26 March 2010 

Twenty Third Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 20 November 2009 

Twenty Second Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 07 - 09 July 2009 

Twenty First Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 30 March 2009 

Twentieth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 13 November 2008 

Nineteenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 08 June 2008 

Eighteenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 13 - 14 March 2008 

Seventeenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 12 February 2008 

Sixteenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 30 October 2007 

Fifteenth Aarhus Convention Bureau meeting 19 June 2007 

Fourteenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 02 May 2007 

Thirteenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 26 January 2007 

Twelfth meeting Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 29 September 2006 

Eleventh Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 04 April 2006 

Tenth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting, 17 November 2005 

Ninth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 22 May 2005 

Eighth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 01 March 2005 

Seventh Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 31 January 2005 

Sixth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 08 July 2004 

Fifth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 02 February 2004 

Fourth Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 22 October 2003 

Third Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 04 July 2003 

Second Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 19 May 2003 

First Aahrus Convention Bureau meeting 24 January 2003

 

Correspondence

Correspondence with the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)
At its 29th meeting (Geneva, 5 September 2012) the Bureau decided that, in exceptional situations that might imply non-compliance with article 3, paragraph 8, of the Convention, the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties, after consultation with other Bureau members, would send a letter to the Party concerned soliciting information and clarifying the matter. The procedure is intended as a prompt reaction to any severe incidents that might entail non-compliance with the Convention. The Bureau agreed that the correspondence between the Bureau and the Party will be posted on the Convention’s website.

 
Documents  
2012 - Letter from Ukrainian non-governmental organisations to the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention PDF
2012 - Letter from the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine PDF
2012 - Letter from the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

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2017 - Statement of the European ECO Forum as delivered at the twenty-first meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention PDF  
2017 - Statements of Belarus as delivered at the twenty-first meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention PDF  
2017 - Letter from the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus PDF  
2017 - Letter from the First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus to the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

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2018 - Letter from NGOs to the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention PDF  
2018 - Letter from the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention addressed to the Minister of Environment of Poland regarding hosting of the UNFCCC COP 24 and a cover letter from the ECE Executive Secretary  PDF

 

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2018 - Letter from the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention addressed to the Chair of the Bureau of UNFCCC regarding hosting of the UNFCCC COP 24  PDF  
2018 - Letter from the Minister of the Environment of Poland addressed to the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention regarding hosting of the UNFCCC COP 24, the attached information note and a cover letter to the ECE Executive Secretary

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2019 - Letter from the Chair of Ecoforum of NGOs of Kazakhstan to the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention PDF  
2019 - Letter from the Chair of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention addressed to the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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