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Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 2nd meeting

Working Group on EIA and SEA (Espoo Convention), 2nd meeting

27 - 30 May 2013
Geneva Switzerland

Official Documents

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
Annotated provisional agenda for the second meeting ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/1 ENG FRE RUS

Corrigendum to the annotated provisional agenda
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/1/Corr.1

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

Item 6 of the provisional agenda
Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

     

Good practice recommendations on public participation in SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/3

ENG FRE RUS
Health annex of the Resource Manual to support the application of the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/4
ENG FRE RUS

Item 8 of the provisional agenda
Draft Financial Strategy ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/5 

ENG FRE RUS
Background documents
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 (Advance copy)

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 second meeting ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/1 ENG FRE RUS

Corrigendum to the annotated provisional agenda
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/1/Corr.1

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

Item 6 of the provisional agenda
Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

     

Good practice recommendations on public participation in SEA
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/3

ENG FRE RUS
Health annex of the Resource Manual to support the application of the Protocol
ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/4
ENG FRE RUS

Item 8 of the provisional agenda
Draft Financial Strategy ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/5 

ENG FRE RUS
Background documents
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 (Advance copy)

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
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.2/2013/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2   Status of ratification      
    Status at 10 May 2013
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.2)
ENG    
Items
3-6
  Implementation of the workplan activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3)
ENG    
Item 3   Compliance and implementation      
    Proposals to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan with implementation of the Convention Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.4.REV) ENG    
    Bringing into line the three authentic language versions of the Convention
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.5)
ENG    
    Annex to informal document 5 - feedback from UN Treaty Section ENG    
   

Draft reviews of implementation of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.6)

ENG    
    For information, Blank questionnaire on EIA (2010-2012)   ENG FRE RUS
    For information, Blank questionnaire on SEA (2010-2012) ENG FRE RUS
   

Draft general guidance on resolving a possible systemic inconsistency between the Convention and environmental assessment within State ecological expertise (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.7)

ENG   RUS
    For information, checklist for financial institutions on projects with transboundary impacts produced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ENG   RUS
Item 4   Exchange of good practices      
    (a) Seminar on biodiversity in environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment      
    Note by Belgium (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.8) ENG    
    (b) Other activities foreseen in the workplan      
    (c) Application of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context to nuclear energy-related activities      
    Application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)
ENG    
    For more information, see the earlier Background paper by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/5) ENG FRE RUS
    For more information, see earlier Information on panel discussion on nuclear energy-related projects, for MOP5 (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.8). ENG   RUS
    For more information, see earlier Informal list of nuclear energy-related activities in the UNECE region, first discussed at the 13th meeting of the Working Group on EIA, revised for MOP5 ENG    
    For information, 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    
    (d) Practices in States outside the region.      
    For information, Report on the Workshop on Environmental impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context in Eastern Asia, Seoul, 13–15 June 2012 ENG    
Item 5   Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
    For information, Report on Baltic Sea subregional workshop, 20 - 21 September 2012, Tallinn (Estonia). ENG    
    For information, Report on a start-up workshop for a Pilot project on post project analysis between Belarus and Ukraine, (Brest, Belarus, 9-10 April 2013) ENG    
Item 6   Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment      
    Report on joint meeting on public participation in environmental decision-making: focus on strategic environmental assessment (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.10) ENG   RUS
    For information, Draft recommendations on public participation in environmental decision-making prepared under the Aarhus Convention ENG    
   

IAIA informal pamphlets

- No. 3 Climate smart decisions (Feb 2013)
- No. 4 Governance (March 2013)

ENG

ENG

   
    For  information, EAP-Green:
- Draft programme of work 2013-2016
- Draft work plan for 2013

ENG

ENG

   
Item 7   Inputs to related international processes      
    For information, Chair's Summary from the meeting between the representatives of the governing bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions and the Committee of Environmental Policy, 27 February 2013, Geneva ENG    
    For information, Towards enhanced cooperation of UNECE MEAs:
Informal guidance (a live document: version of 8 March 2013)
ENG    
Item 8   Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
    (a) Budget and financial arrangements      
    Biannual financial report to 31 December 2012 - earlier financial reports ENG    
    Recent contributions to the trust fund of the Convention
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/INF.11)
ENG    
    For information, Sustainable extrabudgetary financial arrangements for the ECE environmental conventions - Discussion paper by the secretariat ENG    
    (b) Financial assistance to representatives of countries with economies in transition, non-governmental organizations and countries outside the region      
Item 9   Preparations for the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol      
    Informal notes of Bureau meeting, 31 January-1 February 2013 ENG    
    Draft decisions that might be considered by the Meetings of the Parties at their next sessions
Note by the secretariat
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/INF.12)
ENG    
Item 10   Staffing of the secretariat      
Item 11   Other business      
Item 12   Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting      
    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.2/2013/INF.1)
ENG    
Item 2   Status of ratification      
    Status at 10 May 2013
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.2)
ENG    
Items
3-6
  Implementation of the workplan activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.3)
ENG    
Item 3   Compliance and implementation      
    Proposals to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan with implementation of the Convention Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.4.REV) ENG    
    Bringing into line the three authentic language versions of the Convention
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.5)
ENG    
    Annex to informal document 5 - feedback from UN Treaty Section ENG    
   

Draft reviews of implementation of the Convention and the Protocol
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.6)

ENG    
    For information, Blank questionnaire on EIA (2010-2012)   ENG FRE RUS
    For information, Blank questionnaire on SEA (2010-2012) ENG FRE RUS
   

Draft general guidance on resolving a possible systemic inconsistency between the Convention and environmental assessment within State ecological expertise (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.7)

ENG   RUS
    For information, checklist for financial institutions on projects with transboundary impacts produced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ENG   RUS
Item 4   Exchange of good practices      
    (a) Seminar on biodiversity in environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment      
    Note by Belgium (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.8) ENG    
    (b) Other activities foreseen in the workplan      
    (c) Application of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context to nuclear energy-related activities      
    Application of the Convention to nuclear energy-related activities
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.9)
ENG    
    For more information, see the earlier Background paper by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/5) ENG FRE RUS
    For more information, see earlier Information on panel discussion on nuclear energy-related projects, for MOP5 (ECE/MP.EIA/2011/INF.8). ENG   RUS
    For more information, see earlier Informal list of nuclear energy-related activities in the UNECE region, first discussed at the 13th meeting of the Working Group on EIA, revised for MOP5 ENG    
    For information, 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    
    (d) Practices in States outside the region.      
    For information, Report on the Workshop on Environmental impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context in Eastern Asia, Seoul, 13–15 June 2012 ENG    
Item 5   Subregional cooperation and capacity-building      
    For information, Report on Baltic Sea subregional workshop, 20 - 21 September 2012, Tallinn (Estonia). ENG    
    For information, Report on a start-up workshop for a Pilot project on post project analysis between Belarus and Ukraine, (Brest, Belarus, 9-10 April 2013) ENG    
Item 6   Promoting ratification and application of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment      
    Report on joint meeting on public participation in environmental decision-making: focus on strategic environmental assessment (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2013/INF.10) ENG   RUS
    For information, Draft recommendations on public participation in environmental decision-making prepared under the Aarhus Convention ENG    
   

IAIA informal pamphlets

- No. 3 Climate smart decisions (Feb 2013)
- No. 4 Governance (March 2013)

ENG

ENG

   
    For  information, EAP-Green:
- Draft programme of work 2013-2016
- Draft work plan for 2013

ENG

ENG

   
Item 7   Inputs to related international processes      
    For information, Chair's Summary from the meeting between the representatives of the governing bodies of the ECE Environmental Conventions and the Committee of Environmental Policy, 27 February 2013, Geneva ENG    
    For information, Towards enhanced cooperation of UNECE MEAs:
Informal guidance (a live document: version of 8 March 2013)
ENG    
Item 8   Budget, financial arrangements and financial assistance      
    (a) Budget and financial arrangements      
    Biannual financial report to 31 December 2012 - earlier financial reports ENG    
    Recent contributions to the trust fund of the Convention
Note by the secretariat (ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/INF.11)
ENG    
    For information, Sustainable extrabudgetary financial arrangements for the ECE environmental conventions - Discussion paper by the secretariat ENG    
    (b) Financial assistance to representatives of countries with economies in transition, non-governmental organizations and countries outside the region      
Item 9   Preparations for the sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol      
    Informal notes of Bureau meeting, 31 January-1 February 2013 ENG    
    Draft decisions that might be considered by the Meetings of the Parties at their next sessions
Note by the secretariat
(ECE/MP.EIA/WG.2/2012/INF.12)
ENG    
Item 10   Staffing of the secretariat      
Item 11   Other business      
Item 12   Presentation of the main decisions taken and closing of the meeting      
    Conclusions of the meeting
Informal presentation of the main outcomes, by secretariat
ENG  

Presentations and Statements

Document Title ENG FRE RUS
       

Item 3: Compliance and implementation

     
General Guidance on resolving a possible systemic inconsistency between the Espoo Convention and the environmental assessment within the framework of State ecological expertise (OVOS/expertiza) in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Mr. Jerzy Jendroska
ENG    

Item 4(a): Seminar on biodiversity in environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment

     
General introduction to the issue of biodiversity degradation
Ms. Els Martens, Flemish Agency for Nature and Forests, Belgium
ENG    
Biodiversity in EIA and SEA: the Convention on Biological Diversity’s point of view
Ms. Kristina Gjerde, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
ENG    

EU Biodiversity Policy and Environmental Assessments
Ms. Milena Novakova, DG ENV European Commission

ENG    
Ecosystem services in EIA/SEA:connecting biodiversity and people
Mr. Roel Slootweg, SevS Consultancy
ENG    
Deepening of the navigation channel in the Scheldt estuary: case study of a cross-border EIA in an estuarine environment
Mr. Stefaan Ides, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
ENG    
Experience from the Nord Stream Pipeline project from the authority’s perspective
Mr. Manfred Zeiler, Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany
ENG    

Item 4(d): Practices in States outside the region

     

Summary of 2012 workshop on EIA in a transboundary context
Ms. Nankyoung Moon, Republic of Korea

ENG
Document Title ENG FRE RUS
       

Item 3: Compliance and implementation

     
General Guidance on resolving a possible systemic inconsistency between the Espoo Convention and the environmental assessment within the framework of State ecological expertise (OVOS/expertiza) in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Mr. Jerzy Jendroska
ENG    

Item 4(a): Seminar on biodiversity in environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment

     
General introduction to the issue of biodiversity degradation
Ms. Els Martens, Flemish Agency for Nature and Forests, Belgium
ENG    
Biodiversity in EIA and SEA: the Convention on Biological Diversity’s point of view
Ms. Kristina Gjerde, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
ENG    

EU Biodiversity Policy and Environmental Assessments
Ms. Milena Novakova, DG ENV European Commission

ENG    
Ecosystem services in EIA/SEA:connecting biodiversity and people
Mr. Roel Slootweg, SevS Consultancy
ENG    
Deepening of the navigation channel in the Scheldt estuary: case study of a cross-border EIA in an estuarine environment
Mr. Stefaan Ides, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
ENG    
Experience from the Nord Stream Pipeline project from the authority’s perspective
Mr. Manfred Zeiler, Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany
ENG    

Item 4(d): Practices in States outside the region

     

Summary of 2012 workshop on EIA in a transboundary context
Ms. Nankyoung Moon, Republic of Korea

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