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Parties, beneficiary countries of the Assistance and Cooperation Programme and other countries wishing to implement the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents sometimes face challenges in the interpretation of its provisions. Shedding light on the basic requirements of the Convention, this Guide offers a practical explanation of what compliance with this legal
These safety guidelines and good practices have been developed to support governments, competent authorities and operators in minimizing the risk of fire and safely retaining firefighting water. They are intended to enhance existing practices and promote harmonized safety standards for firefighting water management and retention, in order to prevent accidental pollution of soil and water,
The Joint Expert Group was established in 1998 to work on issues related to the prevention of accidental water pollution, in the context of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention), both serviced by UNECE. These
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for the Management and Retention of Firefighting Water which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on firefighting water retention and UNECE. The Guidelines aim to support governments, competent authorities and operators by enhancing
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Oil Terminals which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on oil terminals safety and UNECE. The Guidelines provide a set of principles, recommendations and technical recommendations (including for design, planning, procurement,
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Pipelines which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on pipelines safety and UNECE. The Guidelines contain key principles and recommendations for the safe transport of hazardous substances by pipelines. They include specific
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Tailings Management Facilities which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on tailings safety and UNECE. The Guidelines provide a set of principles, technical recommendations and good practices that can assist governments and
The guide was prepared in a major inter-agency effort led by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (formerly known as UNISDR), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), with a substantive contribution from UNECE and several other key agencies and institutions. The publication was
The Guidance on Land-Use Planning, the Siting of Hazardous Activities and related Safety Aspects has been developed in close cooperation with the constituencies under three legal instruments of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) – the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention), the Convention on Environmental Impact
The brochure has been prepared by the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Industrial and Chemical Accidents. The Inter-Agency Coordination Group is an informal forum that brings together international organizations and institutions working on the prevention of, preparedness for and response to
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - as amended on 15 December 2015Full Text
Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, they have severe consequences on human health and the environment, including in other affected countries. The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention helps its Parties to prevent industrial accidents, especially those with transboundary effects, and to prepare for and respond to such accidents if they occur. This brochure explains why
This report provides an overview of hazard rating systems used by competent authorities in various UNECE member States for prioritising resources and directing attention to chemical hazard sites and industries where it is most needed. The report describes each system without attempting to analyse or compare differences or similarities. The purpose of the report is to give countries insight
The checklist for contingency planning for accidents affecting transboundary waters was prepared by the Joint Ad Hoc Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, following a decision by theConference of the Parties to the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention) at its sixth meeting (The Hague, 8–10 November 2010) and theMeeting of
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (postcard) August 2016 Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, they have severe consequences on human health and the environment, including in other affected countries. The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention helps its Parties to prevent industrial accidents,
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and the Sustainable Development Goals (postcard) August 2016 Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Often, they have severe consequences on human health and the environment, including in other affected countries. The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention helps its Parties to prevent industrial accidents, especially those
The failure of tailings management facilities is a major problem worldwide that regularly leads to severe disasters. To address this problem, a methodology for tailings safety – comprised of a tailing hazard index, checklists and a measure catalogue – was developed and tested within a project on improving tailings safety in Ukraine, financed by Germany under the framework of the Convention in
The Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Oil Terminals were developed within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) project on hazard and crisis management in the Danube Delta involving the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine under the auspices of the Assistance programme of the Industrial Accidents Convention. The Conference of the Parties to the
In response to the need to improve pipeline safety, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member countries decided to jointly develop safety guidelines and good practices for pipelines under two UNECE conventions — the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention) and the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary
Since 2008, all assistance activities under the Assistance Programme are based on the Strategic Approach. The Strategic Approach is designed to enhance the efforts of participating countries in the implementation phase of the Programme and to grant sustainability in the countries of the activities organised. The Approach outlines six working priority areas of high priority – that correspond to