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Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 4th meeting

Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 4th meeting

26 - 28 May 2015
Geneva Switzerland

Official Documents

Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Annotated provisional agenda of the fourth meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA.
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/1

ENG

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RUS

Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities/ Terms of Reference 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/3

ENG FRE RUS

The document was considered and revised by Parties

Changes are available in English (clean version and in track changes)

ENG

ENG

   

Report of the fourth meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/2

 

ENG FRE RUS

Corrigendum of the report of the fourth meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA (advance copy) 

 


ENG
   
Background documents
     
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 (post session)
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
Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Annotated provisional agenda of the fourth meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA.
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/1

ENG

FRE

RUS

Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities/ Terms of Reference 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/3

ENG FRE RUS

The document was considered and revised by Parties

Changes are available in English (clean version and in track changes)

ENG

ENG

   

Report of the fourth meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/2

 

ENG FRE RUS

Corrigendum of the report of the fourth meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA (advance copy) 

 


ENG
   
Background documents
     
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 (post session)
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

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.2/2015/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2 Status of ratification (as of April 2015)      
  Note: on 12 May 2015, Liechtenstein deposited its instruments of acceptance for the first and second amendments; on 22 May 2015, Portugal deposited its instrument of approval of the first amendment.      
  Status as of 29 April 2015
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.2)
ENG    
 

The entry into force of the first amendment
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.3)

ENG    
Item 3 Compliance and implementation      
  Implementation of the workplan
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.4)
ENG    
  Timetable for the modification of questionnaires and the preparation of the draft reviews of implementation
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.5)
ENG    
  Convention draft questionnaire - proposal (2013-2015)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.6)
ENG    
 

Protocol draft questionnaire - proposal (2013-2015)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.7)

ENG    
  For information:      
 

Blank questionnaire on the Convention (2010-2012)

ENG FRE RUS
 

Blank questionnaire on the Protocol (2010-2012)

ENG FRE RUS
 

Recent cases pending before the Aarhus Espoo Conventions compliance bodies
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.8)

ENG    
  Concordance table on the three authentic texts of the Protocol
Note by the secretariat on the basis of the table by UNOG editors (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.9)
ENG    
  Preparation of guidance on the implementation of the Convention (drawing on opinions of the Implementation Committee)
Terms of reference - EIB
ENG    
  For information:      
 

Opinions of the Implementation Committee, 2001-2014

ENG FRE RUS
 

Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee, and procedures for review of compliance and consolidated operating rules (as amended in 2014)

ENG FRE RUS
Item 4 Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
Item 5 Exchange of good practices      
 

(a) Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

     
  See offical document ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/3 ENG FRE RUS
  For more information:      
 

Second meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA (27-30 May 2013)

Application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)

ENG

   
 

Summary of a working paper by ANCCLI: Fostering nuclear safety in Europe through public information and participation, for a workshop on Public participation in decision making in the nuclear domain, Luxembourg, 12-13 March 2013

ENG

   
 

Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (20-23 June 2011)

Background note by the secretariat on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/5)

ENG

 

FRE

RUS

 

 

Information on panel discussion on nuclear energy-related projects, for MOP5 (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.8)

ENG

 

RUS

 

Thirtieth meeting of the Working Group on EIA (17-19 May 2010)

Exchange of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities, note by the secretariat

ENG    
  (b) Seminar on post-project analysis      
 

Background information, including the programme
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.10)

ENG   RUS
  (c) Other activities foreseen in the workplan      
  (d) Proposed activities not included in the workplan      
  Development of joint good practice guidance on land-use planning / together with the Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Committee on Housing and Land Management
Terms of reference - EIB
ENG    
 

For information: relevant documentation prepared for the Fifth meeting of the Working Group on Development under the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Geneva, 11 - 13 May 2015)

     
 

Guidance document on safety and land-use planning (ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2015/5)

ENG FRE RUS
Item 6 Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment      
  IAIA informal pamphlets:     Previously issued Fastips - IAIA web site      
  Note on the progress of the implementation workplan activities under the "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood"(EaP-GREEN) Programme, as well as activities in Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation (Dec 2013–May 2015) ENG   RUS
Item 7 Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
  Biannual financial report (MOP6-MOP/MOP2 to 31 Dec 2014) ENG    
 

For information: earlier financial reports

     
  Note prepared by the Environment Division regarding funding of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) - revised version as of May 2015 ENG    
Item 8 Inputs to related international processes      
 

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)

     
Item 9 Preparations for the next sessions of the Meetings of the Parties      
Item 10 Staffing of the secretariat      
Item 11 Other business      
Item 12 Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting      
         
 

Other relevant documentation

Informal notes of the Bureau meeting (5-6 February 2015)

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.2/2015/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2 Status of ratification (as of April 2015)      
  Note: on 12 May 2015, Liechtenstein deposited its instruments of acceptance for the first and second amendments; on 22 May 2015, Portugal deposited its instrument of approval of the first amendment.      
  Status as of 29 April 2015
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.2)
ENG    
 

The entry into force of the first amendment
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.3)

ENG    
Item 3 Compliance and implementation      
  Implementation of the workplan
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.4)
ENG    
  Timetable for the modification of questionnaires and the preparation of the draft reviews of implementation
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.5)
ENG    
  Convention draft questionnaire - proposal (2013-2015)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.6)
ENG    
 

Protocol draft questionnaire - proposal (2013-2015)
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.7)

ENG    
  For information:      
 

Blank questionnaire on the Convention (2010-2012)

ENG FRE RUS
 

Blank questionnaire on the Protocol (2010-2012)

ENG FRE RUS
 

Recent cases pending before the Aarhus Espoo Conventions compliance bodies
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.8)

ENG    
  Concordance table on the three authentic texts of the Protocol
Note by the secretariat on the basis of the table by UNOG editors (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.9)
ENG    
  Preparation of guidance on the implementation of the Convention (drawing on opinions of the Implementation Committee)
Terms of reference - EIB
ENG    
  For information:      
 

Opinions of the Implementation Committee, 2001-2014

ENG FRE RUS
 

Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee, and procedures for review of compliance and consolidated operating rules (as amended in 2014)

ENG FRE RUS
Item 4 Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
Item 5 Exchange of good practices      
 

(a) Good practice recommendations on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

     
  See offical document ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/3 ENG FRE RUS
  For more information:      
 

Second meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA (27-30 May 2013)

Application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)

ENG

   
 

Summary of a working paper by ANCCLI: Fostering nuclear safety in Europe through public information and participation, for a workshop on Public participation in decision making in the nuclear domain, Luxembourg, 12-13 March 2013

ENG

   
 

Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (20-23 June 2011)

Background note by the secretariat on the application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/5)

ENG

 

FRE

RUS

 

 

Information on panel discussion on nuclear energy-related projects, for MOP5 (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.8)

ENG

 

RUS

 

Thirtieth meeting of the Working Group on EIA (17-19 May 2010)

Exchange of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities, note by the secretariat

ENG    
  (b) Seminar on post-project analysis      
 

Background information, including the programme
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2015/INF.10)

ENG   RUS
  (c) Other activities foreseen in the workplan      
  (d) Proposed activities not included in the workplan      
  Development of joint good practice guidance on land-use planning / together with the Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Committee on Housing and Land Management
Terms of reference - EIB
ENG    
 

For information: relevant documentation prepared for the Fifth meeting of the Working Group on Development under the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Geneva, 11 - 13 May 2015)

     
 

Guidance document on safety and land-use planning (ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2015/5)

ENG FRE RUS
Item 6 Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment      
  IAIA informal pamphlets:     Previously issued Fastips - IAIA web site      
  Note on the progress of the implementation workplan activities under the "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood"(EaP-GREEN) Programme, as well as activities in Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation (Dec 2013–May 2015) ENG   RUS
Item 7 Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
  Biannual financial report (MOP6-MOP/MOP2 to 31 Dec 2014) ENG    
 

For information: earlier financial reports

     
  Note prepared by the Environment Division regarding funding of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) - revised version as of May 2015 ENG    
Item 8 Inputs to related international processes      
 

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)

     
Item 9 Preparations for the next sessions of the Meetings of the Parties      
Item 10 Staffing of the secretariat      
Item 11 Other business      
Item 12 Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting      
         
 

Other relevant documentation

Informal notes of the Bureau meeting (5-6 February 2015)

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

Presentations and Statements

  Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 5 (b)

Exchange of good practices

Seminar on post-project analysis

     
 

Post-project analysis in transboundary EIA Experience of Poland, Ms. Katarzyna Twardowska, Poland

ENG    
  Modification of the hydraulic power plant of Bemposta (Portugal) - Monitoring program in the framework of the transboundary consultations between Spain and Portugal, Mr. Adrián Vecino Varela ENG    
  Post-project analysis of the effects of a wind farm on white-tailed eagles at Smøla island (Norway), Mr. Terje Lind ENG    
  Pilot project in Belarus and Ukraine on post-project analysis of environmental impact in a transboundary context, Ms. Nina Stoyanova ENG   RUS
  Outcomes and recommendations from the pilot project in Belarus and Ukraine on post-project analysis of environmental impact in a transboundary context, Ms. Nina Stoyanova ENG   RUS
  Bilateral working group for the environmental monitoring of the khotislavskoe quarry, Ms. Lesya Nikolayeva (UNEP) ENG    
  Post-project analysis of the Belarussian NPP, Mr. Aleksandr Andreev ENG   RUS
  Report on the seminar ENG   RUS
  Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 5 (b)

Exchange of good practices

Seminar on post-project analysis

     
 

Post-project analysis in transboundary EIA Experience of Poland, Ms. Katarzyna Twardowska, Poland

ENG    
  Modification of the hydraulic power plant of Bemposta (Portugal) - Monitoring program in the framework of the transboundary consultations between Spain and Portugal, Mr. Adrián Vecino Varela ENG    
  Post-project analysis of the effects of a wind farm on white-tailed eagles at Smøla island (Norway), Mr. Terje Lind ENG    
  Pilot project in Belarus and Ukraine on post-project analysis of environmental impact in a transboundary context, Ms. Nina Stoyanova ENG   RUS
  Outcomes and recommendations from the pilot project in Belarus and Ukraine on post-project analysis of environmental impact in a transboundary context, Ms. Nina Stoyanova ENG   RUS
  Bilateral working group for the environmental monitoring of the khotislavskoe quarry, Ms. Lesya Nikolayeva (UNEP) ENG    
  Post-project analysis of the Belarussian NPP, Mr. Aleksandr Andreev ENG   RUS
  Report on the seminar ENG   RUS

Registration

In accordance with the accreditation procedures for meetings at the Palais des Nations, delegates are requested to register online no later than two weeks prior to the meeting, i.e., by 12 May 2015, through the following link: https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=kslZdl.

Registration details are available on the website. The use of Internet Explorer browser is recommended. In case of difficulty, please refer to the online user manual, or contact the secretariat by e-mail (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). In case of difficulty, please contact the Convention secretariat by telephone at +41 22 917 35 70.

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 are requested to register online no later than two weeks prior to the meeting, i.e., by 12 May 2015, through the following link: https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=kslZdl.

Registration details are available on the website. The use of Internet Explorer browser is recommended. In case of difficulty, please refer to the online user manual, or contact the secretariat by e-mail (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). In case of difficulty, please contact the Convention secretariat by telephone at +41 22 917 35 70.

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