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Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 5th meeting

Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 5th meeting

11 - 15 April 2016
Geneva Switzerland

Official Documents

Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Annotated provisional agenda of the fifth meeting of the Working Group
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/1

 

ENG

 

FRE

 

RUS

Draft decision on the adoption of the workplan for the period 2017-2020 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.1

ENG FRE RUS

Draft Minsk declaration
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.2

ENG FRE RUS

Accelerating entry into effect of the first amendment to the Convention 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.3

ENG FRE RUS

Joint workshop on safety and land-use planning, note from the secretariat 
ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2016/4

ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its fifth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/2


ENG

FRE

RUS
Background documents
     
Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its fourth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/2
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4 
ENG FRE RUS

Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1/Corr.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1/Corr.1

ENG

ENG

FRE

FRE

RUS

RUS

Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.2
ENG FRE RUS
Decisions taken jointly by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention 
serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (including the declaration)

ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.3
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–first session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/4
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–second session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/6
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–third session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/2
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–fourth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/4  
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–fifth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/2
ENG FR RUS
Outline for a guidance document on safety and land-use planning
ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2015/11 (Discussed by the Working Group on the Development of the Convention under the Industrial Accidents Convention at its sixth meeting (30 November – 2 December 2015))
ENG FRE RUS
Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Annotated provisional agenda of the fifth meeting of the Working Group
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/1

 

ENG

 

FRE

 

RUS

Draft decision on the adoption of the workplan for the period 2017-2020 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.1

ENG FRE RUS

Draft Minsk declaration
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.2

ENG FRE RUS

Accelerating entry into effect of the first amendment to the Convention 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/L.3

ENG FRE RUS

Joint workshop on safety and land-use planning, note from the secretariat 
ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2016/4

ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its fifth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/2


ENG

FRE

RUS
Background documents
     
Report of the Working Group on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment on its fourth meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/2
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4 
ENG FRE RUS

Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.1/Corr.1-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.1/Corr.1

ENG

ENG

FRE

FRE

RUS

RUS

Decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/20/Add.2-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.2
ENG FRE RUS
Decisions taken jointly by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention and the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention 
serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (including the declaration)

ECE/MP.EIA/20-ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/4.Add.3
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–first session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/4
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–second session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2014/6
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–third session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/2
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–fourth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2015/4  
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its thirty–fifth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2016/2
ENG FR RUS
Outline for a guidance document on safety and land-use planning
ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2015/11 (Discussed by the Working Group on the Development of the Convention under the Industrial Accidents Convention at its sixth meeting (30 November – 2 December 2015))
ENG FRE RUS

Informal documents

  Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 1 Adoption of the agenda      
  Informal notes on the agenda (an overview of agenda items, associated documentation and actions to be taken by the delegates)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2 Status of ratification      
  Status of ratification of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.2 - Updated 31/3/2016
ENG    
Item 3 Compliance and implementation      
 

Workplan implementation status
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.3

ENG    
  Aligning the authentic texts of the Protocol and the two amendments to the Convention 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.4

ENG

   
  Summary report on technical assistance and capacity-building activities
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.5

 

ENG   RUS
  Draft overview of legislative and administrative reforms for implementing strategic environmental assessment in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.6 ENG   RUS
 

Draft practical guidance on reforming legal and institutional structures with regard to application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.7

 

ENG   RUS
  Draft guidance on implementation of the Convention drawing on opinions of the Implementation Committee
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.8
ENG    
Item 4 Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
Item 5 Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment       
  Brochure on the Protocol on SEA and its benefits in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.9
ENG   RUS
  IAIA informal pamphlets, "Fastips" ENG    
  Case study: Fact sheet on the application of the Protocol on SEA to Polish nuclear power programme ENG    
Item 6 Inputs to related international processes      
Item 7 Exchange of good practices      
 

(a) Workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects

 

     
 

Programme of the joint workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.10 - The workshop will take place in Room XIX

See also information on the Industrial Accidents web site

 

ENG    
  Draft guidance on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.11

 

Table of contents

Part A (legal and policy) - Part A Annex

Part B (technical, includes annex)

  Part A Ru (legal and policy, without Chapter 4)
  (b) Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities      
 

Draft good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.12

     
 

Background documents:

     
 

Questionnaire for the preparation of Good practice recommendations

ENG    
 

Terms of reference for the Good practice recommendations (as agreed by the Working Group on EIA and SEA at its 4th meeting)

ENG    
  (c) Other activities foreseen in the workplan      
Item 8 Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
  Biannual financial report up to 31 December 2015
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.13
     
 

For information: Meetings of the representatives of the governing bodies of the ECE environmental treaties and the Committee on Environmental Policy
Chair's Summary (meeting of 27 October 2014)
Chair's summary (meeting of 13 April 2015)
Biannual financial report up to 30 June 2015
Previous biannual financial reports

     
Item 9 Preparations for the next sessions of the Meetings of the Parties      
  Preparation for the 2017 sessions of the Meetings of the Parties
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.14
ENG    
  Information on the required nominations for officers for the period 2017–2020
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.15
ENG    
  Mapping of the Convention and the Protocol activities that support countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.16

 

ENG    
Item 10 Other business      
Item 11 Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting      
 

Other relevant documentation

Informal notes of the Bureau meeting (19-20 January 2016)

ENG    
  Conclusions of the meeting 
Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat
ENG
  Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 1 Adoption of the agenda      
  Informal notes on the agenda (an overview of agenda items, associated documentation and actions to be taken by the delegates)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2 Status of ratification      
  Status of ratification of the Convention, its amendments and its Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.2 - Updated 31/3/2016
ENG    
Item 3 Compliance and implementation      
 

Workplan implementation status
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.3

ENG    
  Aligning the authentic texts of the Protocol and the two amendments to the Convention 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.4

ENG

   
  Summary report on technical assistance and capacity-building activities
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.5

 

ENG   RUS
  Draft overview of legislative and administrative reforms for implementing strategic environmental assessment in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.6 ENG   RUS
 

Draft practical guidance on reforming legal and institutional structures with regard to application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.7

 

ENG   RUS
  Draft guidance on implementation of the Convention drawing on opinions of the Implementation Committee
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.8
ENG    
Item 4 Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
Item 5 Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment       
  Brochure on the Protocol on SEA and its benefits in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.9
ENG   RUS
  IAIA informal pamphlets, "Fastips" ENG    
  Case study: Fact sheet on the application of the Protocol on SEA to Polish nuclear power programme ENG    
Item 6 Inputs to related international processes      
Item 7 Exchange of good practices      
 

(a) Workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects

 

     
 

Programme of the joint workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.10 - The workshop will take place in Room XIX

See also information on the Industrial Accidents web site

 

ENG    
  Draft guidance on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.11

 

Table of contents

Part A (legal and policy) - Part A Annex

Part B (technical, includes annex)

  Part A Ru (legal and policy, without Chapter 4)
  (b) Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities      
 

Draft good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.12

     
 

Background documents:

     
 

Questionnaire for the preparation of Good practice recommendations

ENG    
 

Terms of reference for the Good practice recommendations (as agreed by the Working Group on EIA and SEA at its 4th meeting)

ENG    
  (c) Other activities foreseen in the workplan      
Item 8 Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
  Biannual financial report up to 31 December 2015
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.13
     
 

For information: Meetings of the representatives of the governing bodies of the ECE environmental treaties and the Committee on Environmental Policy
Chair's Summary (meeting of 27 October 2014)
Chair's summary (meeting of 13 April 2015)
Biannual financial report up to 30 June 2015
Previous biannual financial reports

     
Item 9 Preparations for the next sessions of the Meetings of the Parties      
  Preparation for the 2017 sessions of the Meetings of the Parties
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.14
ENG    
  Information on the required nominations for officers for the period 2017–2020
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.15
ENG    
  Mapping of the Convention and the Protocol activities that support countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.16

 

ENG    
Item 10 Other business      
Item 11 Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting      
 

Other relevant documentation

Informal notes of the Bureau meeting (19-20 January 2016)

ENG    
  Conclusions of the meeting 
Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat
ENG

Presentations and Statements

  Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 7 (a)

Exchange of good practices

     
 

Programme of the joint workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.10

ENG    
 

Overview of the land-use planning and siting obligations under the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and recommendations from the 2010 The Hague seminar

Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

ENG    
 

Overview of the obligations under the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the UNECE Espoo Convention relevant to land-use planning

Ms. Migle Masaityte, Chair of Working Group on EIA and SEA

ENG    
 

Overview of interlinkages, synergies and complementarities between the Industrial Accidents Convention, the Protocol on SEA and other relevant UNECE instruments.

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert

ENG    
 

Objectives, methodology and structure of the draft Guidance

Mr. Lorenzo van Wijk, Lead consultant for the guidance development

ENG    
 

Application of SEA to land-use plans/programmes and relevant good practice

Mr. Jiří Dusík, Expert on the application of SEA

ENG    
 

Legal, policy and procedural aspects of land-use planning, siting and hazardous activities

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert

ENG    
 

Technical approaches in risk consideration on land-use Planning

Mr. Lorenzo van Wijk, Risktech, Lead consultant for the development of the draft guidance

ENG    
 

Overview of experiences and lessons learned on land-use planning and siting in EU member States implementing the Seveso III, SEA and EIA Directives

Mr. Michael Struckl PhD, Federal Ministry of Economy, Austria, Chair of the small group of experts on land-use planning

ENG    
 

Estonia: Inter-agency cooperation - the role of the Rescue Board in land-use planning decisions

Ms. Daisi Käger, Estonian Rescue Board

ENG    
 

Portugal: Policies and Guidelines on the integration of major accidents prevention in the SEA of municipal land use plans

Ms. Maria do Carmo Figueira, Portugese Environment Agency 

ENG    
 

Netherlands: The Dutch approach to safety and land-use planning including risk assessment

Ms. Anneke Raap and Mr. Germt de Vries, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands

ENG    
 

France: Legislation and regulations on safety and land-use planning and approach to risks

Mr. Lionel PREVORS, Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

  FRE  
 

Belgium (Flanders): Integration industrial accidents safety into the land-use planning through SEA

Mr. Marc Bogaert, Environment Nature and Energy Department, Flemish Government, Belgium

ENG    
 

Republic of Moldova: Procedures to address safety in land-use planning, including through safety zones and distances

Ms. Inga Podoroghin and Ms. Svetlana Stirbu, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Moldova

ENG    
 

Serbia: National approach to land-use-planning, siting and safety, integrated in SEA and EIA legislative and policy framework

Ms. Suzana Milutinović, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Serbia

ENG    
 

State Land Supervision in the Russian Federation

Ms. Nadeshda Kornilovich, Rosreestr., Russian Federation

ENG    
  Conclusions ENG  
  Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 7 (a)

Exchange of good practices

     
 

Programme of the joint workshop on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects

ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2016/5/INF.10

ENG    
 

Overview of the land-use planning and siting obligations under the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and recommendations from the 2010 The Hague seminar

Ms. Jasmina Karba, Chair of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

ENG    
 

Overview of the obligations under the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the UNECE Espoo Convention relevant to land-use planning

Ms. Migle Masaityte, Chair of Working Group on EIA and SEA

ENG    
 

Overview of interlinkages, synergies and complementarities between the Industrial Accidents Convention, the Protocol on SEA and other relevant UNECE instruments.

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert

ENG    
 

Objectives, methodology and structure of the draft Guidance

Mr. Lorenzo van Wijk, Lead consultant for the guidance development

ENG    
 

Application of SEA to land-use plans/programmes and relevant good practice

Mr. Jiří Dusík, Expert on the application of SEA

ENG    
 

Legal, policy and procedural aspects of land-use planning, siting and hazardous activities

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka, Legal expert

ENG    
 

Technical approaches in risk consideration on land-use Planning

Mr. Lorenzo van Wijk, Risktech, Lead consultant for the development of the draft guidance

ENG    
 

Overview of experiences and lessons learned on land-use planning and siting in EU member States implementing the Seveso III, SEA and EIA Directives

Mr. Michael Struckl PhD, Federal Ministry of Economy, Austria, Chair of the small group of experts on land-use planning

ENG    
 

Estonia: Inter-agency cooperation - the role of the Rescue Board in land-use planning decisions

Ms. Daisi Käger, Estonian Rescue Board

ENG    
 

Portugal: Policies and Guidelines on the integration of major accidents prevention in the SEA of municipal land use plans

Ms. Maria do Carmo Figueira, Portugese Environment Agency 

ENG    
 

Netherlands: The Dutch approach to safety and land-use planning including risk assessment

Ms. Anneke Raap and Mr. Germt de Vries, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands

ENG    
 

France: Legislation and regulations on safety and land-use planning and approach to risks

Mr. Lionel PREVORS, Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

  FRE  
 

Belgium (Flanders): Integration industrial accidents safety into the land-use planning through SEA

Mr. Marc Bogaert, Environment Nature and Energy Department, Flemish Government, Belgium

ENG    
 

Republic of Moldova: Procedures to address safety in land-use planning, including through safety zones and distances

Ms. Inga Podoroghin and Ms. Svetlana Stirbu, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Moldova

ENG    
 

Serbia: National approach to land-use-planning, siting and safety, integrated in SEA and EIA legislative and policy framework

Ms. Suzana Milutinović, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Serbia

ENG    
 

State Land Supervision in the Russian Federation

Ms. Nadeshda Kornilovich, Rosreestr., Russian Federation

ENG    
  Conclusions ENG  

Registration

In accordance with the accreditation procedures for meetings at the Palais des Nations, delegates attending the meeting are requested to register online by no later than 24 March 2016 through the following link: https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=xKqr1s.

Registration details are available on the website. The use of the Internet Explorer browser is recommended for registration. In case of difficulty, please refer to the online user manual, or contact the secretariat by e-mail (anelia.rambosson@un.org or eia.conv@un.org).

On their way to the meeting, delegates should obtain an identification badge at the Pass and Identification Unit of the United Nations Office at Geneva’s Security and Safety Section, located at the Pregny Gate, 14, Avenue de la Paix (see map and other practical information available from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe website). In case of difficulty, please contact the Convention secretariat by telephone at +41 22 917 24 39.

Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Practical information for delegates and visitors

ENG - -

Rules of Procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

ENG FRE RUS
Amendment of rule 7 of the rules of procedure
Decision V/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ENG FRE RUS
Adoption of the rules of procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ENG FRE RUS

In accordance with the accreditation procedures for meetings at the Palais des Nations, delegates attending the meeting are requested to register online by no later than 24 March 2016 through the following link: https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=xKqr1s.

Registration details are available on the website. The use of the Internet Explorer browser is recommended for registration. In case of difficulty, please refer to the online user manual, or contact the secretariat by e-mail (anelia.rambosson@un.org or eia.conv@un.org).

On their way to the meeting, delegates should obtain an identification badge at the Pass and Identification Unit of the United Nations Office at Geneva’s Security and Safety Section, located at the Pregny Gate, 14, Avenue de la Paix (see map and other practical information available from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe website). In case of difficulty, please contact the Convention secretariat by telephone at +41 22 917 24 39.

Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Practical information for delegates and visitors

ENG - -

Rules of Procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention

ENG FRE RUS
Amendment of rule 7 of the rules of procedure
Decision V/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ENG FRE RUS
Adoption of the rules of procedure
Decision I/1 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ENG FRE RUS

List of Participants

List of Participants                                                                                                    ENG

List of Participants                                                                                                    ENG