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. Post-session documents
2. In-session documents
3. 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)
4. Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda (also Category II)
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).