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

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

28 - 29 November 2019
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

Title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/1)  PDF PDF PDF
Report (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/2) PDF PDF PDF
List of decisions and outcomes (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.7) PDF    
List of participants PDF    
Item 4 (b)      
Report on the third Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/3) PDF PDF PDF
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) PDF PDF PDF
Note on future financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/8) PDF PDF PDF
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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Title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/1)  PDF PDF PDF
Report (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/2) PDF PDF PDF
List of decisions and outcomes (PRTR/WG.1/2019/Inf.7) PDF    
List of participants PDF    
Item 4 (b)      
Report on the third Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/3) PDF PDF PDF
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)
PDF PDF PDF
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)
PDF PDF PDF
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) PDF PDF PDF
Note on future financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/8) PDF PDF PDF
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

Title ENG FRE RUS
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 decision PDF    
Revised: Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decision WORD    
Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decision PDF    
Development of the Protocol: EEB statement and amendments on a proposal of EU and its Member States PDF    
Item 7      
Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory: Capacity Building on PRTRs, Communication and Outreach PDF PDF  

 

Title ENG FRE RUS
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 decision PDF    
Revised: Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decision WORD    
Development of the Protocol: Proposal of EU and its Member States for a draft decision PDF    
Development of the Protocol: EEB statement and amendments on a proposal of EU and its Member States PDF    
Item 7      
Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory: Capacity Building on PRTRs, Communication and Outreach PDF PDF  

 

Presentations

Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 4: Promotion and capacity-building      
(a) Coordination mechanisms and synergies      
Mr. Erol CAVUS, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan PDF    
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 Union PDF    
Ms. Linda LINDERHOLM, Scientific Adviser, Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden PDF    
Mr. Nebojsa REDZIC, Head of Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection PDF    
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 Europe PDF    
(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 Kazakhstan     PDF
Ms. Angela PANCIUC, Main consultant of the Division of pollution prevention and environmental assessment policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Republic of Moldova PDF    
Ms. Nino GOKHELASHVILI, Head Sustainable Development Division, Environment and Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia PDF    
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 Macedonia PDF    
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  Durable   PDF  
(c) Opportunities for capacity building (projects, expert support, tools, guidelines) - what organisations can offer      
Mr. Bastian ZEIGER, Industry and Environment Expert, European Environment Agency PDF    
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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Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 4: Promotion and capacity-building      
(a) Coordination mechanisms and synergies      
Mr. Erol CAVUS, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan PDF    
Mr. Alaska Takaaki ITO, Administrator for Exposure Assessment and PRTRs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
PDF    

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

PDF

DOC

   
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 Union PDF    
Ms. Linda LINDERHOLM, Scientific Adviser, Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden PDF    
Mr. Nebojsa REDZIC, Head of Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection PDF    
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 Europe PDF    
(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 Kazakhstan     PDF
Ms. Angela PANCIUC, Main consultant of the Division of pollution prevention and environmental assessment policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Republic of Moldova PDF    
Ms. Nino GOKHELASHVILI, Head Sustainable Development Division, Environment and Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia PDF    
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 Macedonia PDF    
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  Durable   PDF  
(c) Opportunities for capacity building (projects, expert support, tools, guidelines) - what organisations can offer      
Mr. Bastian ZEIGER, Industry and Environment Expert, European Environment Agency PDF    
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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