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Third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs

15 September 2017
Budva Montenegro

The third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Protocol on PRTRs) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters took place in Budva (Becici), Montenegro, on 15 September 2017, at the kind invitation of the Government of Montenegro.

The event provided a platform for Parties, Signatories, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss achievements and challenges in promoting a wide range of topics relevant to the Protocol on PRTRs. At the session, the Parties agreed on a number of decisions to guide their implementation in the next intersessional period and discussed global promotion of the Protocol.

The third session was held back to back with the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to Aarhus Convention (11-13 September 2017).

The two sessions featured a joint High-level Segment on 14 September 2017 where delegations focused on the role of the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

The meetings venue was the Splendid Conference and SPA Resort, Budva (Becici), Montenegro.

In the same meeting venue, the third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs was preceded by:
Twelfth meeting of the Protocol Bureau (13 September 2017)
Sixth meeting of the Protocol Compliance Committee (14-15 September 2017)

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Please note below categories of documents:

1. In-session documents

2. Documents prepared in advance for the session:

  • Category I (official documents for possible action)
  • Category II (official background documents, for instance on implementation and compliance and national implementation reports)
  • Category III (other documents relevant to the agenda)

3. Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda (also Category II)

4. Documents distribution policy

5. Statements

The Budva Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Our Sustainable Future, (ECE/MP.PP/2017/CRP.3-ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/CRP.1) along with all other relevant statements and documents can be accessed at the page of the Joint High-level Segment under the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs (Budva, Montenegro, 14 September 2017).

Post-session docs

 

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Meeting of the Parties on its third session, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/6) PDF PDF PDF
Decisions adopted by the Meeting of the Parties, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/6/Add.1) PDF PDF PDF
Systemic issues concerning the implementation of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and recommendations on how to address them, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/6/Add.2) PDF PDF PDF
Guidance for reporting on implementation of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/6/Add.3) PDF PDF PDF
Seperate decisions as excerpts from the addendum to the report of the Meeting of the Parties on its third session (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/6/Add.1):      
Decision III/1 on reporting requirements PDF PDF PDF
Decision III/2 on work programme for 2018–2021 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers PDF PDF PDF
Decision III/3 on financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers PDF PDF PDF

 

In-session documents

In-session unedited documents are subject to revision and adoption. The following documents have been adopted by the Meeting of the Parties at its third session.

 

Document title ENG FRE RUS
List of key outcomes and decisions of MOPP-3 ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/CRP.3

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Decision III/3 on financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer RegistersECE/MP.PRTR/2017/CRP.2

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Action documents (Category I)

These documents are presented for possible action by delegations (for signature, endorsement, approval or adoption). They were generally submitted through and approved by the Working Group of the Parties or the Bureau.

These documents will be translated and reproduced by the Conference Services of United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) prior to the meeting.

 

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the third session, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/5) PDF PDF PDF
Decisions      
Draft decision III/1 on reporting requirements,(ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/12)

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Draft decision III/2 on the work programme for 2018–2021 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/13)

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Draft decision III/3 on financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/11)

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Draft systemic issues concerning the implementation of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and recommendations on how to address them, (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2016/5), as approved by the Working Group of the Parties at its fifth meeting (Geneva, 23-24 November 2016)  

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Draft guidance for reporting on implementation of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2016/6), as approved by the Working Group of the Parties at its fifth meeting (Geneva, 23-24 November 2016)   

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Background reports and documents (Category II)

These documents are reports on implementation and compliance and other background documents, prepared by the secretariat or subsidiary bodies of the Protocol to provide a basis for discussion. These documents will be translated where feasible and reproduced by the Conference Service of United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) prior to the meeting. 

The original versions of the national implementation reports (as submitted by the Parties to the secretariat) and any additional versions of the reports provided in the national language or languages, where these were provided in languages other than English, French or Russian, can be accessed from the following webpage

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Information note on documents for the third session of the Meeting of the Parties PDF    
Item 3 (a)      

Report on the second Global Round Table on Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2016/7)

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Item 3 (b)      

Report on the second subregional workshop “Get Your Right to a Healthy Community”, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/7)

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Item 4 (a)      

Synthesis report on the implementation of the Protocol and overview of progress in implementing the strategic plan for 2015–2020 (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/10)

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Item 5 (a)      
Report on the implementation of the work programme of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2015-2017, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/8) PDF PDF PDF

Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the Protocol’s work programme for 2015–2017, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/9)

Corrigendum, (ECE/MP.PRTR/2017/9/Corr.1)

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List of contributions and pledges for the implementation of the Convention's and Protocol's work programmes which are not included in the reports prepared for the Meeting of the Parties (AC/MOP-6/Inf.4-PRTR/MOPP-3/Inf.2) PDF    

Intersessional Documents of Relevance to the Agenda (Category III)

These documents are reports and related documents produced during the intersessional period (2015-2017), prepared by the secretariat or subsidiary bodies of the Protocol. These documents have been translated and published where feasible by UNOG Conference Services in conjunction with the meetings for which they were produced.

 

Working Group of the Parties      
Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Working Group of the Parties on its fifth meeting (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2016/2) PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Working Group of the Parties on its fourth meeting (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2015/2) PDF PDF PDF
Bureau      
For the reports of the Bureau on its 8th to 11th meetings, please see the following webpage      
Compliance Committee      
For the reports of the Compliance Committee on its 3rd to 5th meetings, please see the following webpage       
International PRTR Coordinating Group and Global Round Table      
For the reports of the International PRTR Coordinating Group on its 8th to 10th meetings and its special session, please see the following webpage      
Report on the second Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2016/7) PDF PDF PDF
Capacity Building Events including Subregional Workshops      
For documents related to capacity building event in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia  (19-21 September 2016), Minsk, Belarus, please see the following webpage    

Statements and Comments

 

Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 1      
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Item 2      
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Item 3 (a)      
Statement by the Chair of the International PRTR Coordinating Group PDF    
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Statement by OECD PDF    
Statement by UNITAR PDF    
Item 3 (b)      
Statement by Croatia PDF    
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Statement by Belarus PDF   PDF
Statement by OECD PDF    
Statement by UNITAR PDF    
Statement by the European Environmental Bureau PDF    
Item 4 (a)      
Presentation by the Chair of the Compliance Committee PPT    
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Statement by Switzerland PDF    
Item 4 (b)      
Presentation by the Chair of the Compliance Committee PPT    
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Item 5 (a)      
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Statement by the European ECO Forum PDF    
Item 5 (b)      
Presentation by the Chair of the Compliance Committee PPT    
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Item 5 (c)      
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Item 5 (d)      
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Statement by Norway PDF    
Statement by Switzerland PDF    
Item 6      
Statement by the European Union PDF    
Item 10      
Statement by the European Union PDF