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Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe"

Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe"

10 - 12 October 2007
Belgrade Serbia

Three side-events to the Belgrade "Environment for Europe" Conference related to the Espoo Convention and its Protocol on SEA. In addition, the Ministers "noted with interest" an Initiative on SEA (the "Belgrade SEA Initiative") - see the Conference documents. (The Protocol on SEA itself was adopted at the previous Conference, held in Kyiv.)

Side event: Future directions after ten years of implementation of the Espoo Convention, 10 October

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Agenda ENG    
1. Opening of the side-event and welcome, by Secretary of State, Mr Silviu Stoica, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Romania ENG    
2. Informal panel discussion, taking stock of relevant experience with the implementation of the Convention and discussing future directions, chaired by Mr Stoica.      
State Secretary Nikola Ružinski, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning & Construction of Croatia ENG    
Mr Bruno M. Oberle, State Secretary, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland ENG    
Mr Alistair Clark, Corporate Director of Environment and Sustainability, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development -    
Mr Thomas Alge, Head Environmental Law, ÖKOBÜRO, member of the European ECO-Forum ENG FRE RUS
3. Closing of the side-event, by Mr Stoica      


Closed meeting: Discussion on the Work Programme for implementation of the proposed Belgrade SEA Initiative, 11 October

Side event: Implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment: from Kyiv to Belgrade and beyond, 12 October

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Agenda ENG - RUS
Main presentation ENG    
Chaired by His Excellency Constantin Mihailescu, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Moldova      
Opening H.E. Constantin Mihailescu, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Moldova      
I. Status of implementation of the Protocol (UNECE) with an example of its practical application in South-East Europe, facilitated by Nick Bonvoisin, UNECE      
  • Status of implementation - Nick Bonvoisin, UNECE
  • Country case study presentation - Nenad Mikulic, Ministry of the Environment, Croatia
  • Summary of capacity-development needs - Nick Bonvoisin, UNECE
  • Questions
II. Capacity development for the implementation of the Protocol, facilitated by Henrieta Martonakova, UNDP Bratislava      
  • Capacity development in EECCA - Henrieta Martonakova, UNDP Bratislava
  • Resource Manual to support application of the Protocol - Nick Bonvoisin, UNECE
  • Lessons learned from implementation of the Sofia EIA Initiative in South-East, Central and Eastern Europe, Marta Szigeti Bonifert, Executive Director, the REC
  • Questions
III. Way forward with implementation of the Protocol, facilitated by Ausra Jurkeviciute, REC      
  • National capacity-development strategies for implementation of the Protocol in EECCA: experiences in Georgia - Bobbi Schijf, Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment
  • Proposed Belgrade SEA Initiative and its work programme - Nick Bonvoisin, UNECE
  • Questions
Discussion, facilitated by Henrieta Martonakova, UNDP      
Conclusion - Henrieta Martonakova, UNDP