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

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

The meeting was held on 16 and 18 December 2020

16 - 18 December 2020
Salle XIX, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

The eighth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs was held on 16 and 18 December 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held in a hybrid format (combining on-site and remote participation). The remote participation was enabled through the Interprefy platform supporting the interpretation in English, French and Russian.
At the meeting, 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
•    Substantive preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties

Interested Parties and stakeholders were provided with an opportunity to share 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. For more information, please read a News Article
 

Documents

Information on the preparation of the report on experiences in implementing the Protocol organised prior to the meeting is available through this webpage.

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Item 1: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda      
Provisional annotated agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/1) PDF PDF PDF
Report and outcomes      
Report ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/2, (Advance edited copy) PDF    
List of decisions and major outcomes, as adopted (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.2) PDF    
List of participants PDF    
Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in eighth meeting of the Protocol’s Working Group of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances  (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/12)

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Item 5: Compliance and reporting mechanisms      
Membership of the Compliance Committee (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/3) PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Compliance Committee on its eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PRTR/C.1/2020/2) PDF PDF PDF
Item 6: Development of the Protocol      
Organisation of work (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.3) PDF    
Report on the outcomes of the survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/4) PDF PDF PDF
Report on the development of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6 and Add.1)

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Responses to the Survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, including a Comparative analysis of international reporting obligations related to annexes I and II of the Protocol on PRTRs (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.1) Excel    
Survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on PRTRs questionnaire (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.2) PDF    
Draft proposal by EU and its Member States for a WGP 8 recommendation to the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs to adopt a decision on development of the Protocol

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REVISED proposed EEB amendments to proposal of EU and its Member States for a WGP 8 recommendation to the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MoPP 4) to adopt a decision on development of the PRTR Protocol DOC    
Proposed EEB amendments to proposal of EU and its Member States for a WGP 8 recommendation to the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MoPP 4) to adopt a decision on development of the PRTR Protocol

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Item 7: Implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021, including financial matters      
Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2018-2021, (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/5) PDF PDF PDF
Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the work programme of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2018–2021 (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/6) PDF PDF PDF
Revised note on contributions and pledges received between 1 October - 1 December 2020 (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.1/Rev.1) PDF    
Note on contributions and pledges received between 1 October - 1 December 2020 (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.1) PDF    
Item 8: Preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol      
Draft outline of the agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/7)

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Draft decision on the work programme for 2022–2025 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/8)

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Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/9)

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Draft decision on reporting requirements (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/10)

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Draft Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development, (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/11)

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Note on the indicative preparatory timeline for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol and seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.6) PDF    
Item 9: Subregional and national activities: achievements, needs and challenges for capacity- building      
Organisation of work (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.4) PDF    

 

Information on the preparation of the report on experiences in implementing the Protocol organised prior to the meeting is available through this webpage.

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Item 1: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda      
Provisional annotated agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/1) PDF PDF PDF
Report and outcomes      
Report ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/2, (Advance edited copy) PDF    
List of decisions and major outcomes, as adopted (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.2) PDF    
List of participants PDF    
Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in eighth meeting of the Protocol’s Working Group of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances  (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/12)

PDF

DOC

PDF

DOC

PDF

DOC

Item 5: Compliance and reporting mechanisms      
Membership of the Compliance Committee (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/3) PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Compliance Committee on its eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PRTR/C.1/2020/2) PDF PDF PDF
Item 6: Development of the Protocol      
Organisation of work (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.3) PDF    
Report on the outcomes of the survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/4) PDF PDF PDF
Report on the development of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2019/6 and Add.1)

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PDF

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Responses to the Survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, including a Comparative analysis of international reporting obligations related to annexes I and II of the Protocol on PRTRs (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.1) Excel    
Survey on the experiences in implementing the Protocol on PRTRs questionnaire (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.2) PDF    
Draft proposal by EU and its Member States for a WGP 8 recommendation to the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs to adopt a decision on development of the Protocol

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DOC

   
REVISED proposed EEB amendments to proposal of EU and its Member States for a WGP 8 recommendation to the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MoPP 4) to adopt a decision on development of the PRTR Protocol DOC    
Proposed EEB amendments to proposal of EU and its Member States for a WGP 8 recommendation to the fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MoPP 4) to adopt a decision on development of the PRTR Protocol

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DOC

   
Item 7: Implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021, including financial matters      
Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2018-2021, (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/5) PDF PDF PDF
Report on contributions and expenditures in relation to the implementation of the work programme of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers for 2018–2021 (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/6) PDF PDF PDF
Revised note on contributions and pledges received between 1 October - 1 December 2020 (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.1/Rev.1) PDF    
Note on contributions and pledges received between 1 October - 1 December 2020 (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.1) PDF    
Item 8: Preparations for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol      
Draft outline of the agenda for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/7)

PDF

DOC

PDF

DOC

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DOC

Draft decision on the work programme for 2022–2025 for the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/8)

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DOC

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DOC

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DOC

Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/9)

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DOC

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DOC

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DOC

Draft decision on reporting requirements (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/10)

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DOC

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DOC

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DOC

Draft Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development, (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/11)

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DOC

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DOC

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DOC

Note on the indicative preparatory timeline for the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol and seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.6) PDF    
Item 9: Subregional and national activities: achievements, needs and challenges for capacity- building      
Organisation of work (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.4) PDF    

 

In-Session documents

Title ENG FRE RUS
       

Draft decision on development of the Protocol (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.5), as amended at the meeting

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Draft provisional agenda of the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/7), as amended at the meeting

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DOC

   
Title ENG FRE RUS
       

Draft decision on development of the Protocol (PRTR/WG.1/2020/Inf.5), as amended at the meeting

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DOC

   
Draft provisional agenda of the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties (ECE/MP.PRTR/WG.1/2020/7), as amended at the meeting

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DOC

   

Statements

 

Title ENG FRE RUS
Statement by Canada PDF    
Statements by EU and its Member States PDF    

 

 

Title ENG FRE RUS
Statement by Canada PDF    
Statements by EU and its Member States PDF    

 

Presentations

Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 4 Promotion and coordination      
Mr. Inigo DE VICENTE-MINGARRO, Chair International PRTR Coordinating Group (ICG), on the activities under the ICG PDF    
Ms. Andrea CARARO, UNITAR, on present PRTR-related activities PDF    
Mr. Koki TAKAKI, OECD, on the current activities of the OECD Working Party on PRTRs PDF    
Item 6 Development of the Protocol      

Mr. Alex RADWAY, EU, on Reviewing the European PRTR (E-PRTR) Regulation

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Mr. Iñigo de VICENTE MINGARRO, Spain, on how to use PRTR systems under the Minamata Convention on Mercury PDF    
Mr. Eisaku TODA, Minamata Convention Secretariat, on Minamata Convention and PRTR PDF    
Item 9 Subregional and national activities      
Ms. Enkelejda SHKURTA, Head of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers Unit National Environment Agency, Experience of Albania PDF    
Mr. Ivan NARKEVITCH, Coordinator of International projects RUE "Bel SRC "Ecology", Experience of Belarus PDF   PDF
Mr. Rodolfo Ivan ALARCON MORA, Specialized Professional Directorate of Sectoral and Urban Environmental Affairs, Experience of Columbia PDF    
Ms. Shahlo AZIZBEKOVA, International Relations Sector of the Committee of Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Experience of Tajikistan PDF    
Ms. Betül KESKIN ÇATAL, Environmental Expert, Directorate General of Environmental Impact Assessment Permit and Inspection, Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, Experience of Turkey PDF    
Mr. Eisaku TODA, Minamata Convention Secretariat, on Information on technical guidance and capacity-building PDF    
Mr. Erol CAVUS, UNEP/MAP- MED POL, on Recent Developments under UNEP/MAP  regarding support to implementation of and reporting under NBB/PRTRs PDF    
       
       
Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 4 Promotion and coordination      
Mr. Inigo DE VICENTE-MINGARRO, Chair International PRTR Coordinating Group (ICG), on the activities under the ICG PDF    
Ms. Andrea CARARO, UNITAR, on present PRTR-related activities PDF    
Mr. Koki TAKAKI, OECD, on the current activities of the OECD Working Party on PRTRs PDF    
Item 6 Development of the Protocol      

Mr. Alex RADWAY, EU, on Reviewing the European PRTR (E-PRTR) Regulation

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Mr. Iñigo de VICENTE MINGARRO, Spain, on how to use PRTR systems under the Minamata Convention on Mercury PDF    
Mr. Eisaku TODA, Minamata Convention Secretariat, on Minamata Convention and PRTR PDF    
Item 9 Subregional and national activities      
Ms. Enkelejda SHKURTA, Head of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers Unit National Environment Agency, Experience of Albania PDF    
Mr. Ivan NARKEVITCH, Coordinator of International projects RUE "Bel SRC "Ecology", Experience of Belarus PDF   PDF
Mr. Rodolfo Ivan ALARCON MORA, Specialized Professional Directorate of Sectoral and Urban Environmental Affairs, Experience of Columbia PDF    
Ms. Shahlo AZIZBEKOVA, International Relations Sector of the Committee of Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Experience of Tajikistan PDF    
Ms. Betül KESKIN ÇATAL, Environmental Expert, Directorate General of Environmental Impact Assessment Permit and Inspection, Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, Experience of Turkey PDF    
Mr. Eisaku TODA, Minamata Convention Secretariat, on Information on technical guidance and capacity-building PDF    
Mr. Erol CAVUS, UNEP/MAP- MED POL, on Recent Developments under UNEP/MAP  regarding support to implementation of and reporting under NBB/PRTRs PDF