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Second Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

Second Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

25 - 27 May 2005
Almaty Kazakhstan

Introduction

Message from Mr. Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997–2006)

Opening remarks by Mrs Brigita Schmognerova, former UNECE Executive Secretary (2002-2005)

The second meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters – the Aarhus Convention – was organized at the kind invitation of Ms. Aitkul Samakova, Minister of Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan, on behalf of the Government of Kazakhstan. The meeting took place in Almaty on 25-27 May 2005.

The meeting was an important milestone in the evolution of the Aarhus process, providing an opportunity both to review the progress achieved in the Convention’s implementation and to reflect on and plan for the challenges that lie ahead - see Key outcomes (below)

The Ministerial segment of the meeting took place on Friday 27 May 2005, and culminated in the adoption of the Almaty Declaration (ENG FRE RUS).

Documents below include decisions adopted by the meeting, background documents prepared in advance for the meeting and relevant intersessional documents.

For the list of participants of the meeting, please click here.

Adopted Documents

Documents adopted by the Meeting of the Parties

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Agenda for the Second Meeting of the Parties
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/1)
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Report of the Second Meeting of the Parties
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2)
PDF PDF PDF
Almaty Declaration
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.1)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/1 on Genetically Modified Organisms
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.2)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/2 on Promoting Effective Access to Justice
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.3)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/3 on Electronic Information Tools and the Clearing House Mechanism
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.4)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/4 on the Application of the Convention in International Forums
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.5)
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Decision II/5 on General Issues of Compliance
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.6)
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Decision II/5a on Compliance by Kazakhstan
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.7)
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Decision II/5b on Compliance by Ukraine
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.8)
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Decision II/5c on Compliance by Turkmenistan
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.9)
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Decision II/6 on Financial Arrangements
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.10)
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Corr.1 PDF
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Decision II/7 on the Work Programme for 2006-2008
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.11)
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Decision II/8 on Long-Term Strategic Planning
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.12)
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Decision II/9 on Accession by non-ECE Member States
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.13)
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Decision II/10 on Reporting Requirements
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.14)
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Documents adopted by the Meeting of the Parties

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Agenda for the Second Meeting of the Parties
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/1)
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Second Meeting of the Parties
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2)
PDF PDF PDF
Almaty Declaration
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.1)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/1 on Genetically Modified Organisms
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.2)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/2 on Promoting Effective Access to Justice
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.3)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/3 on Electronic Information Tools and the Clearing House Mechanism
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.4)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/4 on the Application of the Convention in International Forums
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.5)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/5 on General Issues of Compliance
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.6)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/5a on Compliance by Kazakhstan
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.7)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/5b on Compliance by Ukraine
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.8)
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Decision II/5c on Compliance by Turkmenistan
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.9)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/6 on Financial Arrangements
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.10)
PDF PDF
Corr.1 PDF
PDF
Decision II/7 on the Work Programme for 2006-2008
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.11)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/8 on Long-Term Strategic Planning
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.12)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/9 on Accession by non-ECE Member States
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.13)
PDF PDF PDF
Decision II/10 on Reporting Requirements
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/2/Add.14)
PDF PDF PDF

Category I

These documents are for possible action by delegations (for signature, endorsement, approval, adoption), generally submitted through and endorsed by the Working Group of the Parties. These documents will be translated, reproduced and distributed by the Conference Services of UNOG, prior to the meeting.

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Agenda for the Second Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/2005/1) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Almaty Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/2005/3) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/1 on Genetically Modified Organisms (ECE/MP.PP/2005/4) PDF PDF PDF
Addendum to Draft Decision II/1 on GMOs on Proposed Amendment to the Convention Submitted by the Republic of Moldova (ECE/MP.PP/2005/4/Add. 1) PDF PDF PDF
Corrigendum to Addendum to Draft Decision II/1 on GMOs on Proposed Amendment to the Convention Submitted by the Republic of Moldova (ECE/MP.PP/2005/4/Add.1/Corr.1) (Russian only)     PDF
Draft Decision II/2 on Promoting Effective Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/2005/6) PDF PDF PDF
Corrigendum to Draft Decision II/2 on Promoting Effective Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/2005/6/Corr. 1) (English only) PDF    
Draft Decision II/3 on Electronic Information Tools and the Clearing House Mechanism (ECE/MP.PP/2005/7) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/4 on the Application of the Convention in International Forums (ECE/MP.PP/2005/8) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/5 on Review of Compliance (ECE/MP.PP/2005/14) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/6 on Financial Arrangements (ECE/MP.PP/2005/9) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/7 on Work Programme for 2006-2008 (ECE/MP.PP/2005/11) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/8 on Long-Term Strategic Planning (ECE/MP.PP/2005/12) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/9 on Accession of non-ECE Member States (ECE/MP.PP/2005/15) PDF PDF PDF

These documents are for possible action by delegations (for signature, endorsement, approval, adoption), generally submitted through and endorsed by the Working Group of the Parties. These documents will be translated, reproduced and distributed by the Conference Services of UNOG, prior to the meeting.

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Agenda for the Second Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PP/2005/1) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Almaty Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/2005/3) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/1 on Genetically Modified Organisms (ECE/MP.PP/2005/4) PDF PDF PDF
Addendum to Draft Decision II/1 on GMOs on Proposed Amendment to the Convention Submitted by the Republic of Moldova (ECE/MP.PP/2005/4/Add. 1) PDF PDF PDF
Corrigendum to Addendum to Draft Decision II/1 on GMOs on Proposed Amendment to the Convention Submitted by the Republic of Moldova (ECE/MP.PP/2005/4/Add.1/Corr.1) (Russian only)     PDF
Draft Decision II/2 on Promoting Effective Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/2005/6) PDF PDF PDF
Corrigendum to Draft Decision II/2 on Promoting Effective Access to Justice (ECE/MP.PP/2005/6/Corr. 1) (English only) PDF    
Draft Decision II/3 on Electronic Information Tools and the Clearing House Mechanism (ECE/MP.PP/2005/7) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/4 on the Application of the Convention in International Forums (ECE/MP.PP/2005/8) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/5 on Review of Compliance (ECE/MP.PP/2005/14) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/6 on Financial Arrangements (ECE/MP.PP/2005/9) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/7 on Work Programme for 2006-2008 (ECE/MP.PP/2005/11) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/8 on Long-Term Strategic Planning (ECE/MP.PP/2005/12) PDF PDF PDF
Draft Decision II/9 on Accession of non-ECE Member States (ECE/MP.PP/2005/15) PDF PDF PDF

Category II

These documents are reports on implementation and compliance and other background documents, prepared by the secretariat or subsidiary bodies of the Convention (informational and analytical documents of direct relevance to the agenda that will provide a basis for discussion). These documents will be translated where feasible, reproduced and distributed by the Conference Service of UNOG prior to the meeting.

As a general rule, neither the secretariat nor the host country will undertake to make available at the meeting copies of those Category II documents that have not been prepared specially for the Meeting of the Parties and that have already been distributed by Conference Services during the intersessional period. Delegates are therefore responsible for bringing their own copies of such documents.

Documents prepared for the Meeting of the Parties Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda

Document title ENG FRE RUS
List of documents (ECE/MP.PP/2005/1/Add.1) PDF PDF PDF
Status of ratification of the Convention and the Protocol (ECE/MP.PP/2005/19) PDF PDF PDF
Report on the implementation of the work programme (annexing financial report) (ECE/MP.PP/2005/10) PDF PDF PDF
Report on the implementation of guidelines on genetically modified organisms (ECE/MP.PP/2005/5) PDF PDF PDF
Synthesis report on the status of implementation (ECE/MP.PP/2005/18) PDF PDF PDF
Conclusions on the reporting process and implementation trends (ECE/MP.PP/2005/20) PDF PDF PDF
National implementation reports by States Parties (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Tajikistan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine)
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/18/Add. 1-25 and 30)
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Report of the Compliance Committee (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Kazakhstan (1)) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.1) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Kazakhstan (2)) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.2) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Ukraine) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.3) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Hungary) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.4) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Turkmenistan) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.5) PDF PDF PDF
Report on capacity-building activities (ECE/MP.PP/2005/16) PDF PDF PDF
Report on developments on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/2005/17) PDF PDF PDF

These documents are reports on implementation and compliance and other background documents, prepared by the secretariat or subsidiary bodies of the Convention (informational and analytical documents of direct relevance to the agenda that will provide a basis for discussion). These documents will be translated where feasible, reproduced and distributed by the Conference Service of UNOG prior to the meeting.

As a general rule, neither the secretariat nor the host country will undertake to make available at the meeting copies of those Category II documents that have not been prepared specially for the Meeting of the Parties and that have already been distributed by Conference Services during the intersessional period. Delegates are therefore responsible for bringing their own copies of such documents.

Documents prepared for the Meeting of the Parties Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda

Document title ENG FRE RUS
List of documents (ECE/MP.PP/2005/1/Add.1) PDF PDF PDF
Status of ratification of the Convention and the Protocol (ECE/MP.PP/2005/19) PDF PDF PDF
Report on the implementation of the work programme (annexing financial report) (ECE/MP.PP/2005/10) PDF PDF PDF
Report on the implementation of guidelines on genetically modified organisms (ECE/MP.PP/2005/5) PDF PDF PDF
Synthesis report on the status of implementation (ECE/MP.PP/2005/18) PDF PDF PDF
Conclusions on the reporting process and implementation trends (ECE/MP.PP/2005/20) PDF PDF PDF
National implementation reports by States Parties (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Tajikistan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine)
(ECE/MP.PP/2005/18/Add. 1-25 and 30)
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Report of the Compliance Committee (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Kazakhstan (1)) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.1) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Kazakhstan (2)) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.2) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Ukraine) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.3) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Hungary) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.4) PDF PDF PDF
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee with respect to compliance by specific Parties (Turkmenistan) [short version] (ECE/MP.PP/2005/13/Add.5) PDF PDF PDF
Report on capacity-building activities (ECE/MP.PP/2005/16) PDF PDF PDF
Report on developments on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration (ECE/MP.PP/2005/17) PDF PDF PDF

Category III

Document title ENG FRE RUS
NGO Supplement to the national implementation report submitted by Armenia PDF - PDF
NGO Supplement to the national implementation report submitted by Kyrgyzstan PDF - -
NGO Advisory Opinion of 25 February 2005 on the mplementation in Flanders of the Aarhus Convention PDF - -
Civil report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Hungary PDF - -
Report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Estonia PDF - -
Document title ENG FRE RUS
NGO Supplement to the national implementation report submitted by Armenia PDF - PDF
NGO Supplement to the national implementation report submitted by Kyrgyzstan PDF - -
NGO Advisory Opinion of 25 February 2005 on the mplementation in Flanders of the Aarhus Convention PDF - -
Civil report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Hungary PDF - -
Report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Estonia PDF - -

Intersessional documents of relevance to the agenda

Reports on the meetings of the Working Group of the Parties
Reportson the meetings of the Working Group on PRTRs
Reports and background papers of the meetings of the Working Group on GMOs
Reports on the meetings of the Task Force on Access to Justice
Reports on the meetings of the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools
Reports on the meetings of the Expert Group on Public Participation in International Forums
Reports on the meetings of the Compliance Committee
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee at its seventh meeting with respect to compliance by specific Parties [long versions]
Background document on strategic planning (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/16) or the Convention

Reports on the meetings of the Working Group of the Parties
Reportson the meetings of the Working Group on PRTRs
Reports and background papers of the meetings of the Working Group on GMOs
Reports on the meetings of the Task Force on Access to Justice
Reports on the meetings of the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools
Reports on the meetings of the Expert Group on Public Participation in International Forums
Reports on the meetings of the Compliance Committee
Findings and recommendations of the Compliance Committee at its seventh meeting with respect to compliance by specific Parties [long versions]
Background document on strategic planning (MP.PP/WG.1/2004/16) or the Convention

Key Outcomes

The Parties to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters opened their second meeting in Almaty on 25 May 2005.

Among the key topics addressed by the Meeting were:

The controversial issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs): the Parties adopted an amendment to the Convention extending the rights of the public to participate in decision-making on GMOs.

Draft recommendations on electronic information tools and the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention were adopted and the mandate of the task force on e-tools renewed.

Continuation of work on the Convention’s access to justice pillar: the Meeting renewed the mandate of the task force on access to justice.

A decision on how Parties should apply the principles of the Aarhus Convention in other international environment-related forums was adopted. The guidelines are expected to lead to greater transparency and accountability in a wide range of international bodies and processes dealing with environmental issues in which the Parties to the Convention have a strong influence. The Meeting further established a task force to enter into consultations regarding the guidelines with relevant international forums.

Implementation and compliance: the Meeting reviewed the first set of national reports on implementation, providing an opportunity for all concerned to see whether and how the goals of the Convention are applied in practice. In the first test of the Convention's compliance mechanism, the Meeting also considered and upheld the findings of the Compliance Committee that three countries - Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine - had failed to comply with certain provisions of the Convention. The compliance mechanism is unique in that any member of the public having concerns about a Party’s compliance with the Convention may trigger a process of formal review by the Committee.

A high-level segment was held on 27 May, which consisted of two panel discussions addressing “Successes, failures and lessons learned: key challenges in implementing the Convention” and “Global and regional developments on issues related to principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.” In connection with the latter topic, the Meeting reiterated its invitation to non-ECE member States to accede to the Convention and asked the secretariat to provide support to initiatives aimed at promoting principle 10 in other regions.

Ms Brigita Schmögnerová, UNECE Executive Secretary, delivered a message to the Meeting from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, before giving her own opening speech for the high-level segment. In his remarks, the Secretary-General noted that "[...] the success of the Convention will depend not only on the political will of governments but also on the readiness of the public to exercise the rights that the Convention seeks to guarantee" and welcomed “the active participation of civil society organizations in the Aarhus processes...[to] ensure that the Convention remains a living, evolving instrument.”

The Parties to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters opened their second meeting in Almaty on 25 May 2005.

Among the key topics addressed by the Meeting were:

The controversial issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs): the Parties adopted an amendment to the Convention extending the rights of the public to participate in decision-making on GMOs.

Draft recommendations on electronic information tools and the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention were adopted and the mandate of the task force on e-tools renewed.

Continuation of work on the Convention’s access to justice pillar: the Meeting renewed the mandate of the task force on access to justice.

A decision on how Parties should apply the principles of the Aarhus Convention in other international environment-related forums was adopted. The guidelines are expected to lead to greater transparency and accountability in a wide range of international bodies and processes dealing with environmental issues in which the Parties to the Convention have a strong influence. The Meeting further established a task force to enter into consultations regarding the guidelines with relevant international forums.

Implementation and compliance: the Meeting reviewed the first set of national reports on implementation, providing an opportunity for all concerned to see whether and how the goals of the Convention are applied in practice. In the first test of the Convention's compliance mechanism, the Meeting also considered and upheld the findings of the Compliance Committee that three countries - Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine - had failed to comply with certain provisions of the Convention. The compliance mechanism is unique in that any member of the public having concerns about a Party’s compliance with the Convention may trigger a process of formal review by the Committee.

A high-level segment was held on 27 May, which consisted of two panel discussions addressing “Successes, failures and lessons learned: key challenges in implementing the Convention” and “Global and regional developments on issues related to principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.” In connection with the latter topic, the Meeting reiterated its invitation to non-ECE member States to accede to the Convention and asked the secretariat to provide support to initiatives aimed at promoting principle 10 in other regions.

Ms Brigita Schmögnerová, UNECE Executive Secretary, delivered a message to the Meeting from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, before giving her own opening speech for the high-level segment. In his remarks, the Secretary-General noted that "[...] the success of the Convention will depend not only on the political will of governments but also on the readiness of the public to exercise the rights that the Convention seeks to guarantee" and welcomed “the active participation of civil society organizations in the Aarhus processes...[to] ensure that the Convention remains a living, evolving instrument.”

High-level segment

Opening and closing statements by Ms. Aitkul Samakova, Minister for Environment, Kazakhstan

Panel I and Panel II

Panel I. Successes, failures and lessons learned: key challenges in implementing the Convention
 

Mr. Pieter van Geel, State Secretary, Netherlands (on behalf of EU)

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Mr. Constantin Mihailescu, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Republic of Moldova

DOC 
  DOC
     

Mr. Raimonds Vejonis, Minister for Environment, Latvia

PDF

Mr. John Hontelez, Secretary-General, European Environmental Bureau (on behalf of European ECO Forum)

DOC

Lord Justice Carnwath, Secretary-General, European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment

DOC

Ms. Magda Toth Nagy, Head of Public Participation Programme, REC for CEE

      PDF

Ms. Rebecca Harms (Germany), Member of European Parliament

PDF
 
Panel II. Global and regional developments on issues related to principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
 

Mr. Grant Lawrence, Director, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission

PDF

Mr. Victor Ricco, Centre for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), Argentina

PPT

Mr. Roberto Lamponi, Director for Legal Cooperation, Council of Europe

PDF

Mr. John Carstensen, Senior Legal Officer, UNEP/Regional Office for Europe

PDF

Mr. Arab Hoballah, Deputy Coordinator, Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development, UNEP/MAP

PDF

Ms. Elena Petkova, Access Initiative/Partnership for Principle 10

PDF
PPT

Other Interventions

Armenia

PDF

Denmark

PDF

Estonia

PDF

Kazakhstan

PDF

the Netherlands

PDF

Poland

PDF

Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention

PDF

Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

PDF

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

PDF

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

PDF

BlueLink Information Network, Bulgaria/ European ECO-Forum

PDF

Women in Europe for a Common Future/ European ECO-Forum

PDF

Opening and closing statements by Ms. Aitkul Samakova, Minister for Environment, Kazakhstan

Panel I and Panel II

Panel I. Successes, failures and lessons learned: key challenges in implementing the Convention
 

Mr. Pieter van Geel, State Secretary, Netherlands (on behalf of EU)

PDF

Mr. Constantin Mihailescu, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Republic of Moldova

DOC 
  DOC
     

Mr. Raimonds Vejonis, Minister for Environment, Latvia

PDF

Mr. John Hontelez, Secretary-General, European Environmental Bureau (on behalf of European ECO Forum)

DOC

Lord Justice Carnwath, Secretary-General, European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment

DOC

Ms. Magda Toth Nagy, Head of Public Participation Programme, REC for CEE

      PDF

Ms. Rebecca Harms (Germany), Member of European Parliament

PDF
 
Panel II. Global and regional developments on issues related to principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
 

Mr. Grant Lawrence, Director, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission

PDF

Mr. Victor Ricco, Centre for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), Argentina

PPT

Mr. Roberto Lamponi, Director for Legal Cooperation, Council of Europe

PDF

Mr. John Carstensen, Senior Legal Officer, UNEP/Regional Office for Europe

PDF

Mr. Arab Hoballah, Deputy Coordinator, Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development, UNEP/MAP

PDF

Ms. Elena Petkova, Access Initiative/Partnership for Principle 10

PDF
PPT

Other Interventions

Armenia

PDF

Denmark

PDF

Estonia

PDF

Kazakhstan

PDF

the Netherlands

PDF

Poland

PDF

Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention

PDF

Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

PDF

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

PDF

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

PDF

BlueLink Information Network, Bulgaria/ European ECO-Forum

PDF

Women in Europe for a Common Future/ European ECO-Forum

PDF