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Nineteenth session of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Nineteenth session of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

27 - 28 June 2017
Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

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In case of difficulties you may refer to online user manual at; https://www2.unece.org/wiki/display/OMR/Online+Meeting+Registration+Guidelines or please contact the secretariat by email to WGEMASec@un.org.

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Since Switzerland is part of the Schengen Zone, obtaining a visa might take up to 5 weeks. Participants needing a visa are therefore requested to submit their application as soon as possible and initiate visa procedures at least four weeks before the meeting.

Official documents

Document Title      
Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2017/1
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 19th session of the WGEMA
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2017/2
ENG FRE RUS
Provisional Programme ENG   RUS
Report of the 18th session of the WGEMA
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2016/2
ENG FRE RUS
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2016/2 - Corrigendum ENG    
Renewal of the mandate and terms of reference of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Please see Annex II of the CEP report below (ECE/CEP/2017/2) for the final and approved version of the WGEMA mandate and terms of reference.
ECE/CEP/2017/3
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the 22nd session of the CEP
ECE/CEP/2017/2
ENG FRE RUS
Annual timetable activities for 2018
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2017/3 
ENG FRE RUS
Draft outline of activities leading up to 2021
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2017/4
ENG FRE RUS
Reporting on progress in establishing in Shared Environmental Information System: data quality 
ECE/CEP/AC.10/2017/5
ENG FRE RUS
Draft Background Document on the establishment of a regional environmental network-of-networks ENG   RUS

Presentations

Document Title    
     
Adoption of the agenda ENG  
     
Agenda Item 1-2    
Status of implementation of the decisions and recommendations, Filip Aggestam, UNECE ENG  
Agenda Item 1-3    
New mandate and terms of reference, timetable of activities for 2018 and the draft outline of activities leading up to 2021.
Filip Aggestam, UNECE
ENG  
Agenda Item 4    

Streamlining planning and reporting: Examples from the EU Energy Union framework.
Katharina Umpfenbach, Ecologic

ENG  

Opportunities and risks streamlining planning and reporting: Katharina Umpfenbach, Ecologic

ENG  
Streamlining reporting in Austria ENG  

Streamlining of envitonmental reporting,
Dejan Lekic, Serbia.

ENG  
Latest developments in Serbia on Environmental Reporting.
Dejan Lekic, Serbia.
ENG  
SDG custodians and reporting on progress towards 2030 Agenda, Thomas Marques ENG  
Reporting on SDG 6: the process for indicator, Annuka Lipponen ENG  
Agenda Item 5    
Establishing a regional environmental information and assessment network-of-networks. Presenting results from the questionnaire.
Ivanna Kolisnyk, UNECE
ENG  
Establishing a regional environmental information and assessment network-of-networks.
Filip Aggestam, UNECE
ENG  
ENI SEIS II East project (2016-2020), Jean-Nicolas Poussart ENG  
Upgrading the National Environmental Monitoring System (NEMS) of Azerbaijan on the base of EU practices ENG RUS
Updates from the United Nations Environment Assembly, Manzione Pierluigi, Italy ENG  
Agenda Item 6    
Integration of economic social and environmental data, Filip Aggestam ENG  
The European Investment Bank Public Register, Pierre Laloux, EIB ENG  
Armenia, Yurik Poghosyan 1   RUS
Armenia, Yurik Poghosyan 2   RUS
Azerbaijan, Rena Lazimova   RUS
Public access to environmental information, Maryna Yanush ENG  
Integration of economic social and environmental data, Filip Aggestam ENG  
UNSD, UN Environment Questionnaire, Marcus Newbury  ENG  
UNECE, 19th WGEMA, 28 June 2017, Steven Ramage ENG  
Agenda item 7    
SEIS reporting Data quality comparability and self assessment, Filip Aggestam ENG  
Aarhus Convention Scoping Environmental Information and promoting Integration, Maryna Yanush ENG  
Showcasing the pilot SEIS reporting application, Matt Billot (UNEP) ENG  
Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) pilot in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sevala Korajcevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ENG  
Developing a National Profile on Rio Principle 10-A Self-Assessment Framework, Sueli Giorgetta, UNITAR ENG  
Three pillars of SEIS ENG  
SEIS Mid-Term Assessment, Filip Aggestam ENG  
Agenda item 8    
Strenghtening national capacities ENG  

Other documents

Document Title  
   
List of participants ENG
Sharing our vision for the pan-European region: Setting strategic goals and objectives for the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (draft) ENG
Streamlining planning and reporting requirements in the EU Energy Union framework: An opportunity for building consistent and transparent strategies. Report for the European Climate Foundation, Katharina Umpfenbach. ENG
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Sava River Basin. ECE/MP.WAT/NONE/3 ENG
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Syr Darya River Basin. ECE/MP.WAT/NONE/2 ENG
Earth Observations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Group on Earth Observations
ENG
ACQWA Summary for Policy Makers ENG
ACQWA Science and Policy Brief ENG

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Nineteenth session of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment


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A Practical Guide - Palais des Nations

 

New travel policy

Offical dates of travel of the meeting are 26 June 2017 and 29 June 2017, In case you have a personal deviation and wish to stay longer all additional costs will be borne by you.

Please do not book tickets yourself,  only provide us with your travel dates and the agency will contact you as soon as possible, to propose you a suitable itinerary