Within the framework of the European Union (EU) funded EU4Environment programme, UNECE is assisting the EU’s Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in comprehensive capacity- and institution building on SEA and transboundary EIA, along with finalizing legal reforms in this area. The workshop will be organized by UNECE to support further development of the SEA and EIA systems in the beneficiary countries in line with the UNECE Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention), the Espoo Convention and the European Union’s Directive on SEA and Directive on EIA. It will also contribute towards securing an environmentally respectful “Global Gateway”, a new European strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and to strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.
As the second of the two sub-regional workshops on SEA and EIA planned under the EU4Environment, the event will build on the developments and achievements in terms of the countries’ SEA and EIA systems since the first workshop organized in October 2020. The workshop sessions will be facilitated by consultants to UNECE.