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Strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context have an important role to play in helping countries to achieve a sustainable and green post-COVID-19 economic recovery. This was one of the important messages at the Meetings of the Parties (MoP) to
Environmental assessments are tools that benefit people and nature. Their use ensures the soundness and transparency of economic and territorial planning decisions, preventing damage to the environment and health from economic growth. The Republic of Moldova committed to apply strategic
UNECE will support Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to further enhance strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) to prevent and mitigate damage to the environment and health from economic growth. This
The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which among other areas is responsible for the development of the country’s environmental policy, has presented amendments to the national environmental legislation. The purpose of the amendments is to introduce modern environmental assessment
Today marks the entry into force of the second amendment to the UNECE Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context for Parties having ratified, approved or accepted it. The Espoo Convention, which celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its entry into force this
Strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context can play an important role in helping countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and address climate change. This was one of the central messages of the Meetings of the Parties (
Through the entry into force yesterday, 26 August 2014, of its first amendment, the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context is now open to all United Nations Member States. “This opening will fill an important gap in international law and will further
Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment decided last week to turn the Protocol into a fully global instrument and to simplify the future accession of non-United Nations
On 10 June 2014 – Parties to the Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment adopted a declaration on the application of these instruments to nuclear energy issues last week at back to back sessions of the
Over 150 Government officials, representatives of international organizations, international financial institutions (IFIs), civil society, academia and other stakeholders from some 50 countries will meet in Geneva from 2 to 5 June to take stock of progress made in implementing environmental
A pilot project on post-project analysis under the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) was kicked-off during a workshop held in Brest, Belarus, on 9 and 10 April 2013. The pilot project will take stock of the environmental impacts  of the
GenevaTo celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment and the tenth anniversary of the European Union Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive, some 250 international experts
Geneva,The Parties to the Espoo Convention, meeting yesterday in Geneva, decided to caution Ukraine for its non-compliance with its obligations under the Convention with regard to the controversial Bystroe Canal Project. At the same time, the Parties to the Convention’s Protocol their
Geneva,The secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe warmly welcomes the recent announcements by the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, that the Russian government will ratify two important UNECE environmental conventions: the Convention on Environmental Impact
GenevaOn Friday 27 May, in a meeting organized in Geneva, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom, declared its readiness to notify and consult neighbouring States about its nuclear power plans within the framework of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a
GenevaA subregional workshop to enhance understanding of and strengthen capacity for the implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, and in particular the Convention’s Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment, will be held in
GenevaA subregional workshop to enhance understanding of and strengthen capacity for the implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, and in particular the Convention’s Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment, will be held in
Geneva The full procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in a transboundary context according to the Espoo Convention has been applied for the first time in Belarus. The projected Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Neman River, located 11 kilometers from the Lithuanian-Belarusian
Geneva On 11 April, UNECE received the 2010 Regional Award from the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). The award was presented at the Association’s annual conference, held in Geneva, with 700 participants from around the globe.UNECE was selected for this honour because of