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Twenty-fifth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

Twenty-fifth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

07 - 08 June 2021
Palais des Nations Salle XVII Geneva Switzerland

3 May 2021 (online) and 7 and 8 June 2021 (hybrid), Geneva, Palais des Nations

Due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the availability of facilities for remote interpretation, the twenty-fifth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention was held in two slots:

(a) items of an informational nature were considered in an online format on 3 May 2021, with no decision-making except the adoption of the agenda for the meeting; and

(b) items requiring decision-making were considered on 7-8 June 2021 in a hybrid format (combining online and in-person participation).

Organization of work for the meeting 

The meeting was held in English, French and Russian. Due to the limited availability of interpretation for remote participation, organization of work was as follows: 

  • 3 May - Monday (online), 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00; Lunch break, 12.00-14.00
  • 7-8 June – Monday and Tuesday (hybrid), 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00; Lunch breaks, 13.00-15.00

Documents

Agenda for the meeting along with draft outcomes of the Slot I held on 3 May, and other documents and updates, are being made available on this webpage. 

You may recall that to facilitate proceedings of the meeting, Parties and stakeholders were requested to submit possible comments on draft documents that are subject to decision-making before 5 May 2021. All comments received were made available on this webpage, see tab “Comments and Statements”.

You may also recall that the twenty-fourth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties (3 July and 28-29 October 2020) resulted in a number of outcomes, including with regard to preparations of the documents for its twenty-fifth meeting. Pursuant to these outcomes, several draft documents were prepared by the Bureau for consultations. For information on consultations, please see this webpage  Note, that draft documents for the twenty-fifth meeting of the Working Group were prepared by the Bureau taking into account the comments received through these consultations. For your convenience, informal accompanying documents, showing the latest revisions in track changes, are made available on this webpage along with each submitted document.

Slot I: Online session on 3 May

During the online session on 3 May, the Working Group of the Parties: (a) considered items that would require provision of information by the Chairs of the Tasks Forces, by the secretariat or other organisations; and (b) convened thematic session on promoting the Convention’s principles in international forums. 

No decisions were taken during the online session except of adoption of the meeting’s agenda. The sessions resulted in draft outcomes that will be considered at the hybrid meeting in June.

Slot II: Hybrid session on 7 and 8 June

During the hybrid session on 7 and 8 June (combining online and in-person participation), the Working Group of the Parties considered items that were subject to decision-making, including draft decisions in preparation of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties and outcomes of the online session held in May. The session was held on Interprefy platform.



Agenda

8698 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/1 - Agenda _ 354092 _ English _ 773 _ 322026 _ pdf
8698 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/1 - Agenda _ 354092 _ French _ 780 _ 322027 _ pdf
8698 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/1 - Agenda _ 354092 _ Russian _ 864 _ 322028 _ pdf

Meeting outcomes and report

11358 _ Outcomes of Slot I, held on 3 May 2021 _ 357219 _ English _ 773 _ 329011 _ pdf
11358 _ Outcomes of Slot II, held on 7-8 June 2021 _ 357220 _ English _ 773 _ 329012 _ pdf

In-session documents

12688 _ AC/WGP-25/CRP.2 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools _ 357157 _ English _ 773 _ 328893 _ docx
12688 _ AC/WGP-25/CRP.3 - Draft decision VII/… Promoting effective access to information _ 357158 _ English _ 773 _ 328894 _ docx
12688 _ AC/WGP-25/CRP.4 - Draft decision VII/…Promoting effective public participation in decision-making _ 357159 _ English _ 773 _ 328895 _ docx
12688 _ AC/WGP-25/CRP.5 - Draft decision VII/… Promoting effective access to justice _ 357164 _ English _ 773 _ 328902 _ docx
12688 _ AC/WGP-25/CRP.8 - Draft Decision VII/… on accession of Guinea-Bissau to the Convention _ 357175 _ English _ 773 _ 328933 _ docx
12688 _ AC/WGP-25/CRP.9 - Draft decision VII/... on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 _ 357177 _ English _ 773 _ 328935 _ docx

Item 3: Reports by the Chairs of the task forces and other updates on recent developments in the areas of access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice

10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/3 - Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its seventh meeting _ 355588 _ English _ 773 _ 328820 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/3 - Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its seventh meeting _ 355588 _ French _ 780 _ 328821 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/3 - Report of the Task Force on Access to Information on its seventh meeting _ 355588 _ Russian _ 864 _ 328822 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/4 - Report of the ninth meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making _ 355640 _ English _ 773 _ 328826 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/4 - Report of the ninth meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making _ 355640 _ French _ 780 _ 328823 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/4 - Report of the ninth meeting of the Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-making _ 355640 _ Russian _ 864 _ 328824 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/5 - Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its thirteenth meeting _ 355639 _ English _ 773 _ 328827 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/5 - Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its thirteenth meeting _ 355639 _ French _ 780 _ 328828 _ pdf
10610 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/5 - Report of the Task Force on Access to Justice on its thirteenth meeting _ 355639 _ Russian _ 864 _ 328829 _ pdf

Item 7: Opening of the second slot and adoption of procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in the meeting

8632 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/20 - Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in twenty-fifth meeting of the Convention’s Working Group of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances _ 353907 _ English _ 773 _ 323224 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_20_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 60.51 KB) docx
8632 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/20 - Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in twenty-fifth meeting of the Convention’s Working Group of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances _ 353907 _ French _ 780 _ 323226 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_20_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 51.37 KB) docx
8632 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/20 - Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in twenty-fifth meeting of the Convention’s Working Group of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances _ 353907 _ Russian _ 864 _ 323228 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_20_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 58.61 KB) docx

Item 9: Preparations for the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties

8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/13 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354198 _ English _ 773 _ 326451 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_13_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 79.99 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/13 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354198 _ French _ 780 _ 326453 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_13_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 83.9 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/13 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354198 _ Russian _ 864 _ 326456 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_13_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 88.49 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/13/Add.1 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools - Addendum (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354199 _ English _ 773 _ 325939 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_13_Add.1_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 79.7 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/13/Add.1 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools - Addendum (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354199 _ French _ 780 _ 325941 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_13_Add.1_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 70.89 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/13/Add.1 - Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools - Addendum (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354199 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325943 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_13_Add.1_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 78.68 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/15 - Draft decision on public participation in decision-making (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353903 _ English _ 773 _ 325022 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_15_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 66.53 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/15 - Draft decision on public participation in decision-making (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353903 _ French _ 780 _ 325024 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_15_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 61.77 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/15 - Draft decision on public participation in decision-making (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353903 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325026 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_15_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 67.53 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/16 - Draft decision on promoting effective access to justice (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353904 _ English _ 773 _ 323236 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_16_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 64.1 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/16 - Draft decision on promoting effective access to justice (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353904 _ French _ 780 _ 323238 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_16_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 61.96 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/16 - Draft decision on promoting effective access to justice (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353904 _ Russian _ 864 _ 323240 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_16_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 68.55 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/17 - Draft decision on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353905 _ English _ 773 _ 325032 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_17_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 64.98 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/17 - Draft decision on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353905 _ French _ 780 _ 325034 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_17_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 63.42 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/17 - Draft decision on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353905 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325036 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_17_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 70.47 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/12 - Draft note on a rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Aarhus Convention _ 354009 _ English _ 773 _ 326459 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_12_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 83.12 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/12 - Draft note on a rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Aarhus Convention _ 354009 _ French _ 780 _ 326462 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_12_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 65.38 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/12 - Draft note on a rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Aarhus Convention _ 354009 _ Russian _ 864 _ 326464 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_12_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 73.05 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/21 - Draft decision on accession by Guinea- Bissau (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353908 _ English _ 773 _ 325039 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_21_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 58.16 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/21 - Draft decision on accession by Guinea- Bissau (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353908 _ French _ 780 _ 325041 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_21_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 55.26 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/21 - Draft decision on accession by Guinea- Bissau (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353908 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325043 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_21_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 61.61 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/11 - Draft decision on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354011 _ English _ 773 _ 325015 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_11_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 103.53 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/11 - Draft decision on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354011 _ French _ 780 _ 325017 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_11_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 102.12 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/11 - Draft decision on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354011 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325019 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_11_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 120.85 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/18 - Draft Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353906 _ English _ 773 _ 325945 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_18_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 72.4 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/18 - Draft Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353906 _ French _ 780 _ 325947 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_18_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 62.37 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/18 - Draft Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353906 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325949 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_18_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 72.61 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE.MP.PP.WG.1.2021.8 - Draft decision on the work programme for 2022–2025 (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354188 _ English _ 773 _ 325203 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_8_E_1.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 131 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE.MP.PP.WG.1.2021.8 - Draft decision on the work programme for 2022–2025 (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354188 _ French _ 780 _ 325205 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_8_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 125.41 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE.MP.PP.WG.1.2021.8 - Draft decision on the work programme for 2022–2025 (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354188 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325207 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_8_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 143.24 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/9 - Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Convention (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354194 _ English _ 773 _ 325009 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_9_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 79.11 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/9 - Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Convention (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354194 _ French _ 780 _ 325011 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_9_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 70.31 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/9 - Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Convention (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 354194 _ Russian _ 864 _ 325013 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_9_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 77.18 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/10 - Draft agenda of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties of the Aarhus Convention (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353901 _ English _ 773 _ 323230 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_10_E.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 64.78 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/10 - Draft agenda of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties of the Aarhus Convention (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353901 _ French _ 780 _ 323232 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_10_F.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 54.49 KB) docx
8633 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/10 - Draft agenda of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties of the Aarhus Convention (final document; and accompanying document showing latest revisions in track changes) _ 353901 _ Russian _ 864 _ 323234 _ pdf ECE_MP.PP_WG.1_2021_10_R.docx (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 64.45 KB) docx

Item 12: Implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021, including financial matters

10740 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/6 - Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021 _ 355704 _ English _ 773 _ 328830 _ pdf
10740 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/6 - Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021 _ 355704 _ French _ 780 _ 328831 _ pdf
10740 _ ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2021/6 - Report on the implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021 _ 355704 _ Russian _ 864 _ 328832 _ pdf
10740 _ AC/WGP-25/Inf.5 - Note on finacial contributions received after 17 May _ 357376 _ English _ 773 _ 329395 _ pdf

Comments and Statements

Title ENG FRE RUS
Statements by EU and its Member States
Item 1: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda PDF    
Item 3: Reports by the Chairs of the task forces and other updates on recent developments in the areas of access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice – access to information

PDF

PDF

PDF

   
Item 4: Capacity-building and awareness-raising PDF    
Item 5: Promotion of the Convention and relevant developments and interlinkages PDF    
Item 9 (a): Draft decision VII/… Promoting effective access to information and Draft updated recommendations on the more effective use of electronic information tools PDF    
Item 9 (b): Draft decision VII/… Promoting effective public participation in decision-making PDF    
Item 9 (c): Draft decision VII/… Promoting effective Access to Justice PDF    
Item 9 (d): Draft decision VII/… Application of the principles of the Convention in international forums PDF    
Item 9 (e): Draft note on a rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Aarhus Convention PDF    
Item 9 (f): Accession by Guinea-Bissau PDF    
Item 9 (g): Draft decision VII/… on the work programme for 2022–2025 PDF    
Item 9 (h): Draft decision VII/… on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 PDF    
Item 9 (i): Draft decision VII/… Draft Declaration on Environmental Democracy for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Development PDF    
Item 9 (j): Draft decision VII/… Draft decision on financial arrangements under the Convention PDF    
Item 9 (k): Draft decision VII/… Agenda of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties PDF    
Item 10: Compliance mechanism PDF    
Item 11: Draft decision VII/… on reporting requirements PDF    
Item 12: Implementation of the work programme for 2018–2021, including financial matters PDF    
Statements by Norway

Item 7: Opening of the second slot and adoption of procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in the meeting

PDF    

Item 9 (a): Access to Information (including updated recommendation on the electronic information tools

PDF    

Item 9 (b): Public Participation

PDF    
Item 9 (c): Access to Justice PDF    
Item 9 (d): Application of the Principles of the Convention in International Forums PDF    

Item 9 (e): Future Work programme; Rapid Response Mechanism

PDF    

Item 9 (f): Accession by Guinea-Bissau

PDF    
Item 9 (g): Work programme for 2022-2025 PDF    

Item 9 (h):  Strategic Plan for 2022-2030

 

PDF    
Item 9 (i): Declaration PDF    
Item 9 (j): Financial arrangements PDF    

Item 9 (k): Agenda of the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties

PDF    
Item 10: Compliance mechanism PDF    

Item 12:  Implementation of the work programme for 2018-2021, including financial matters

PDF    

Item 16: Adoption of outcomes

PDF    
Statements by Switzerland

Statements on agenda items 7, 9 (a), 9 (c), 9 (e), 9 (g), 9 (h), 9 (i), and 9 (j)

PDF    
Statements by NGOs and other stakeholders
Item 5: Statement by Ms. Anna Roggenbuck, Policy officer, CEE Bankwatch Network PDF    
Item 9 (c): Statements by Justice & Environment on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters PDF    
Item 9 (d): Statement by Antje Lorch, ECOROPA PDF    
Item 9 (d): Statement by Anna Blake, Center for International Environmental Law PDF    
Item 9 (e): Statement by Andriy Andrusevych, Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment” PDF    
Comments by WHO
Item 9: Comments on draft Declaration by WHO PDF    
Comments by EU and its Member States on draft documents
Item 7: Comments on Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft decisions on Public Participation in Decision-making; on Access to Justice; and on draft note on Rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Convention
Explanatory note regarding comments by EU and its Member States

PDF

PDF

   
Comments by the European ECO Forum on draft documents

Item 7: Comments on Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making

PDF    
Item 9: Comments on Draft updated recommendations on the electronic information tools PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft decision on Access to Information PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft decision on Public Participation in Decision-making PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft decision on Access to Justice PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft decision on promoting the application of the principles of the Convention in international forums PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft note on Rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Convention

PDF

PDF

   
Item 9: Comments on draft decision on the Strategic Plan for 2022–2030 PDF    
Item 9: Comments on draft Declaration PDF    

item 2: Thematic session on PPIF

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional programme for the thematic session (AC/WGP-25/Inf.1) PDF    
Note on the rules of procedure and practices of the Convention on biological diversity and its Protocols (AC/WGP-25/Inf.3) PDF    
Statements and Presentations      
Geoengineering      

Ms. Marie-Valentine Florin, Executive Director, International Risk Governance Center, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

PDF    
Ms. Theresa Mundita Lim, Executive Director for the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity PDF    
Ms. Linda Schneider, Heinrich Böll Foundation / European ECO Forum PDF    
Biosafety      

Mr. Worku Yifru, Senior Legal Officer, secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

PDF

Link to youtube video

   

Ms. Charlotta von Troil, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Legislative Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

PDF    

Ms. Antje Lorch, the European ECO Forum and Third World Network

PDF    
General discussion      
Ms. Francesca Carlsson: PPIF in the context of COVID / post COVID - threats and request to consider issue at PPIF session at MOP PDF    
Ms. Olga Ponizova: Trade: opportunity and request for inclusion at future PPIF session PDF   PDF
Ms. Anna Blake: UN Climate Change Negotiations PDF    
Ms. Magdolna Toth Nagy: relevance of Escazu for PPIF work PDF    
Mr. Yves Lador: possibility to consider in future intersessional work the importance of addressing also the protection and promotion of Aarhus rights in relation to environmental issues lacking an international forum PDF PDF  
Ms. Christiana Mauro:  release of radioactive wastes into the Ocean / Fukushima PDF    
Ms. Anna Blake, on behalf of European Eco Forum PDF    
Ms. Christiana Mauro, on behalf of European Eco Forum PDF    

 

 

Item 13: Thematic session on GMOs

Document title ENG FRE RUS
Provisional programme for the thematic session (AC/WGP-25/Inf.3) PDF    
Statements and Presentations

Statement by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, delivered by

Ms. Wadzanayi Mandivenyi, Head of the secretariat’s Biosafety Unit

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Mr. Serhiy Vykhrist, Associate Professor, KROK University, Ukraine PDF    
Mr. Hatem Ben Belgacem, Deputy Director of Environmental Studies at the General Direction of Environment and Quality of Life, Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment, Tunisia PDF    
Ms. Tina Janjatovic, Senior Legal Advisor, Department for Harmonization and Development of Environmental Legislation, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Serbia PDF    
Ms. Antje Lorch, European ECO Forum

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