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Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 3rd meeting

Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 3rd meeting

11 - 15 November 2013
Geneva Switzerland

Official Documents

Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Annotated provisional agenda for the third meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/6 

ENG FRE RUS
Report of the third meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/7 
ENG FRE RUS

Items 3, 4 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.1

ENG FRE RUS
Items 2, 8 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft joint decisions 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 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.2
ENG FRE RUS
Items 3, 6 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.3
ENG FRE RUS

Item 3 of the provisional agenda
Draft review of implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/8

ENG FRE RUS
Draft review of implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/9 
ENG FRE RUS
Background documents
Report of the second meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/2 (advance copy)
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/2
ENG FRE RUS

Report of the fifth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/15

ENG FRE RUS
Corrigendum (to decision V/2)
ECE/MP.EIA/15/Corr.1
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4
ENG FRE RUS
Corrigendum to the Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4/ Corr.1 ENG    
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-sixth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/6
ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-seventh session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/2

ENG FRE

RUS

Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-eighth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/4

ENG FRE RUS
3rd Review of implementation of Espoo Convention (2006-2009)
ECE/MP.EIA/16
ENG FRE RUS
Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Annotated provisional agenda for the third meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/6 

ENG FRE RUS
Report of the third meeting
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/7 
ENG FRE RUS

Items 3, 4 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.1

ENG FRE RUS
Items 2, 8 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft joint decisions 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 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.2
ENG FRE RUS
Items 3, 6 and 9 of the provisional agenda
Draft decisions by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/L.3
ENG FRE RUS

Item 3 of the provisional agenda
Draft review of implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/8

ENG FRE RUS
Draft review of implementation of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment 
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/9 
ENG FRE RUS
Background documents
Report of the second meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/2 (advance copy)
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first meeting of the Working Group on EIA and SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/2
ENG FRE RUS

Report of the fifth session of Meeting of the Parties to the Convention
ECE/MP.EIA/15

ENG FRE RUS
Corrigendum (to decision V/2)
ECE/MP.EIA/15/Corr.1
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/SEA/2
ENG FRE RUS
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4
ENG FRE RUS
Corrigendum to the Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-fifth session ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/4/ Corr.1 ENG    
Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-sixth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2012/6
ENG FRE RUS

Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-seventh session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/2

ENG FRE

RUS

Report of the Implementation Committee on its twenty-eighth session
ECE/MP.EIA/IC/2013/4

ENG FRE RUS
3rd Review of implementation of Espoo Convention (2006-2009)
ECE/MP.EIA/16
ENG FRE RUS

Unofficial Documents

    Document Title ENG FRE RUS
    Informal presentation of the main decisions by the secretariat ENG    
Item 1   Adoption of the agenda      
    Informal notes on the agenda
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2   Status of ratification      
    Status at 16 October 2013
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.2)
ENG    
Item 3   Compliance and implementation      
    Elements for draft decisions on the review of compliance of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3)
ENG    
   

Proposed amendments to the Implementation Committee's operating rules and Structure and functions
Note by the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3 - Add. 1)

Delegations may also refer to the electronic publication on the "Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee and procedures for review of compliance - Operating rules of the Implementation Committee" available in ENG FRE RUS

ENG

   
    Suggested improvements to the report/questionnaire on the implementation of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.4)
ENG    
    For further informationcompleted questionnaires by Parties      
    Draft revised general guidance on enhancing consistency between the Convention and environmental assessment within State ecological expertise in countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Note by consultants to the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.5)
ENG   RUS
   

Implementation of the workplan activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.6)

ENG    
    Aligning the authentic language versions of the Convention
Proposals by the ad hoc group (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.7)
ENG    
    For information: The Convention text: (Certified True Copy)      
    For information:

Checklist prepared by the European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD) (informal)

ENG   RUS
Item 4   Exchange of good practices      
   

(a) Seminar on sharing good practice and tools for communication, cooperation and conflict resolution, in particular in the context of countries with no diplomatic relations

     
   

Background document and (in annex) draft programme for the seminar
Note by European Commission, IAIA and the Implementation Committee Chair
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.11)

ENG   RUS
    (b) Workshop on the impacts of nuclear-energy related activities      
   

Draft programme information
Note by Austria, Finland and Sweden (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.12.REV)

ENG   RUS
    Questions for group discussions I ENG   RUS
    Questions for group discussions II ENG   RUS
Item 5   Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
Item 6   Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment      
    Draft revised good practice recommendations on public participation in SEA
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.8)
ENG    
   

IAIA informal pamphlets:


ENG
   
   

 Polish case study: Application of the Protocol on SEA to regional spatial planning
 

ENG    
    For further information: Previous case study fact sheets on the implementation of the Convention      
    For information:

•              "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood"(EaP-GREEN) programme: Draft plan of work for 2013-2014 ENV/EPOC/EAP(2013)12

ENG    
   

•              Progress in implementing the EaP GREEN programme of work (January–July 2013) ENV/EPOC/EAP(2013)11

ENG    
Item 7   Inputs to related international processes      
   

Information on the informal meetings of the chairs and vice chairs of the Bureaux of the ECE Environmental treaties and the ECE Committee on Environmental Policy

ENG    
   

Concept note for discussion prepared by UNEP: Potential for Using the EIA/SEA Process as a Vehicle for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction

ENG    
Item 8   Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
   

Additional information related to the financial strategy
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)

ENG    
   

Recent contributions to the trust fund of the Convention
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.13)

ENG    
    Biannual financial report until 30 June 2013 ENG    
Item 9   Preparations for 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      
    Draft programme for the Meetings of the Parties
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.10)
ENG  
    Document Title ENG FRE RUS
    Informal presentation of the main decisions by the secretariat ENG    
Item 1   Adoption of the agenda      
    Informal notes on the agenda
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2   Status of ratification      
    Status at 16 October 2013
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.2)
ENG    
Item 3   Compliance and implementation      
    Elements for draft decisions on the review of compliance of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3)
ENG    
   

Proposed amendments to the Implementation Committee's operating rules and Structure and functions
Note by the Implementation Committee (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3 - Add. 1)

Delegations may also refer to the electronic publication on the "Structure and functions of the Implementation Committee and procedures for review of compliance - Operating rules of the Implementation Committee" available in ENG FRE RUS

ENG

   
    Suggested improvements to the report/questionnaire on the implementation of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.4)
ENG    
    For further informationcompleted questionnaires by Parties      
    Draft revised general guidance on enhancing consistency between the Convention and environmental assessment within State ecological expertise in countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Note by consultants to the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.5)
ENG   RUS
   

Implementation of the workplan activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.6)

ENG    
    Aligning the authentic language versions of the Convention
Proposals by the ad hoc group (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.7)
ENG    
    For information: The Convention text: (Certified True Copy)      
    For information:

Checklist prepared by the European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD) (informal)

ENG   RUS
Item 4   Exchange of good practices      
   

(a) Seminar on sharing good practice and tools for communication, cooperation and conflict resolution, in particular in the context of countries with no diplomatic relations

     
   

Background document and (in annex) draft programme for the seminar
Note by European Commission, IAIA and the Implementation Committee Chair
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.11)

ENG   RUS
    (b) Workshop on the impacts of nuclear-energy related activities      
   

Draft programme information
Note by Austria, Finland and Sweden (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.12.REV)

ENG   RUS
    Questions for group discussions I ENG   RUS
    Questions for group discussions II ENG   RUS
Item 5   Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
Item 6   Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment      
    Draft revised good practice recommendations on public participation in SEA
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.8)
ENG    
   

IAIA informal pamphlets:


ENG
   
   

 Polish case study: Application of the Protocol on SEA to regional spatial planning
 

ENG    
    For further information: Previous case study fact sheets on the implementation of the Convention      
    For information:

•              "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood"(EaP-GREEN) programme: Draft plan of work for 2013-2014 ENV/EPOC/EAP(2013)12

ENG    
   

•              Progress in implementing the EaP GREEN programme of work (January–July 2013) ENV/EPOC/EAP(2013)11

ENG    
Item 7   Inputs to related international processes      
   

Information on the informal meetings of the chairs and vice chairs of the Bureaux of the ECE Environmental treaties and the ECE Committee on Environmental Policy

ENG    
   

Concept note for discussion prepared by UNEP: Potential for Using the EIA/SEA Process as a Vehicle for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction

ENG    
Item 8   Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
   

Additional information related to the financial strategy
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)

ENG    
   

Recent contributions to the trust fund of the Convention
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.13)

ENG    
    Biannual financial report until 30 June 2013 ENG    
Item 9   Preparations for 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      
    Draft programme for the Meetings of the Parties
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.10)
ENG  

Presentations and Statements

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 4 Exchange of good practices      
(a) Seminar on sharing good practice and tools for communication, cooperation and conflict resolution, in particular in the context of countries with no diplomatic relations      
Introduction to the seminar
Ms. Maria Partidario, International Association for Impact Assessment
ENG    
Transboundary Water Management between Conflicting States - Case studies of environmental collaboration despite political tensions
Ms. Mary Matthews, international expert, UNDP-GEF International Waters
ENG    
Cyprus: Daring to Cooperate despite unfinished Conflict
Mr. Raymond Saner, Director of Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND, Geneva
ENG    
(b) Workshop on the impacts of nuclear-energy related activities      
General overview and conclusions of Nuclear activities in Espoo Convention cases
Mr. Johannes Kresbach, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
ENG    
Item 4(c): Practices in States outside the region      
Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan
Ms. Mari Koyano, Hokkaido University, Japan
ENG    
Item 7: Inputs to related international processes      
Linking EIA/SEA and Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, UNEP
ENG  
Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Item 4 Exchange of good practices      
(a) Seminar on sharing good practice and tools for communication, cooperation and conflict resolution, in particular in the context of countries with no diplomatic relations      
Introduction to the seminar
Ms. Maria Partidario, International Association for Impact Assessment
ENG    
Transboundary Water Management between Conflicting States - Case studies of environmental collaboration despite political tensions
Ms. Mary Matthews, international expert, UNDP-GEF International Waters
ENG    
Cyprus: Daring to Cooperate despite unfinished Conflict
Mr. Raymond Saner, Director of Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND, Geneva
ENG    
(b) Workshop on the impacts of nuclear-energy related activities      
General overview and conclusions of Nuclear activities in Espoo Convention cases
Mr. Johannes Kresbach, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria
ENG    
Item 4(c): Practices in States outside the region      
Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan
Ms. Mari Koyano, Hokkaido University, Japan
ENG    
Item 7: Inputs to related international processes      
Linking EIA/SEA and Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, UNEP
ENG  

Registration

Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Meeting registration form

ENG - -
  ENG - -

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
Document Title ENG FRE RUS

Meeting registration form

ENG - -
  ENG - -

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