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Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention), Second session of MOP to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs MOPP-2) and their Joint High-Level Segment

30 June - 4 July 2014 | Maastricht, the Netherlands

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Highlights for Thusday, 3 July 2014

The general segment of the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MOPP 2) on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) opened on Thursday, 3 July, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

MOPP 2 met in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, MOPP 2 adopted the provisional agenda (ECE/MP.PRTR/2014/3) and heard information on the status of ratification, acceptance, approval and accession with respect to the Protocol. MOPP 2 then addressed sub-items under the agenda item on promotion and capacity-building, including on: coordination mechanisms and synergies; provision of technical assistance; and communication tools and materials. Under the agenda item on procedures and mechanisms facilitating the implementation of the Protocol, MOPP 2 took up the sub-agenda items on the reporting mechanism and compliance mechanism. MOPP 2 also addressed the sub-items on financial arrangements and the implementation of the work programme for 2011-2014 under the agenda item on the programme of work and operation of the Protocol.

The third meeting of the Compliance Committee of the PRTR Protocol also met throughout the day, adopting their agenda and considering submissions, referrals and communications, and future work. Two side events took place with discussions addressing the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group and Atlas of the Environment.

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Ivan Narkevitch, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Belarus

Panel (L-R): Zaal Lomtadze, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE); PRTR Protocol MOPP 2 Chair Michel Amand (Belgium); PRTR Protocol Secretary Ella Behlyarova, UNECE; and Kristof Douçot, UNECE

Mara Silina, European ECO Forum

Magdolna Tothne Nagy, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC CEE)

Barbara Ruis, UNEP

Carlos de Miguel, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Massimo Cozzone, European Union

Vera Barrantes, UN Institute for Training and Research

Ricardo de Pol and Graham Storrie, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
Henrik Mikkelsen and Øyvind Hetland, Norway
Hirofumi Aizawa, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Carla Mazziotti Gomez, Italy

Nune Hovhannisyan, Armenia

Compliance Commitee
Zaal Lomtadze, UNECE and PRTR Protocol MOPP 2 Chair Michel Amand (Belgium), and PRTR Protocol Secretary Ella Behlyarova
Birgit Staatse, (the Netherlands)
 

Manav Sachdeva, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Iñigo de Vicente-Mingarro, Chair of the International PRTR Coordinating Group (Spain)

Roland Ritter, Switzerland
Chair of the PRTR Protocol Compliance Committee Alistair McGlone (UK)
Dirk Schaap, the Netherlands

 


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*Aarhus Convention MOP 5 & PRTRs MOPP-2 Website *PRTRs MOPP-2 Website
*Aarhus Convention MOP 5 Website *PRTRs MOPP-2 Annotated Provisional Agenda
*Provisional Agenda for the Aarhus Convention MOP 5 *PRTRs MOPP-2 Documents
*Documents for the Aarhus Convention MOP 5 *Side Events
*Joint High-level Segment *Host Country Website
*High-level Segment Provisional Agenda *UNECE Public Participation Website


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS coverage of the First meeting of the UNEP Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR), 24-28 March 2014, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS summary report of the High-level Segment of the Sixty-fifth Session of the UNECE, 9 April 2013, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), 28-30 November 2012, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS coverage of the Aarhus Convention MOP 4, 29 June - 1 July 2011, Chisinau, Moldova

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*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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