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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 Friday, 4 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) continued on Friday, 4 July, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

MOPP 2 met in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, MOPP 2 addressed sub-items under the item agenda on the programme of work and operation of the Protocol, including on the Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 and the work programme for 2015-2017. MOPP 2 also elected officers and other members of the Bureau and discussed the date and venue of MOPP 3. In the afternoon, MOPP 2 reviewed and formally adopted the decisions and outcomes identified in the ‘List of Key Outcomes and Decisions of MOPP 2’ (ECE/MP.PRTR/2014/CRP.3).

The third meeting of the Compliance Committee of the PRTR Protocol also met throughout the day. In the morning, an open roundtable addressed lessons learned from the first reporting cycle concerning the implementation of the Protocol on PRTRs. The Compliance Committee then met to discuss feedback from the roundtable, other business and adopted the outcomes of the meeting.

Two side events took place during the day, with discussions addressing the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) Toolbox on Decision-Making in Chemicals Management and Forty Years of PRTR in the Netherlands. PRTR Protocol MOPP 2 Chair Michel Amand gaveled the meeting to a close at 3:37 pm.

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Incoming and outgoing Bureau, the Secretariat and the host country
Compliance Committee of the PRTR Protocol

Members of the Compliance Committee L-R: Merab Barbakadze (Georgia); Akos Fehervary (Hungary); Gor Movsisyan (Armenia); Friedrich Kroiss (Austria); Barbara Rathmer, (Germany); and Chair of the PRTR Protocol Compliance Committee Alistair McGlone (UK)

Hirofumi Aizawa, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau

 

Yves Lador, Earthjustice

MOPP 2 Plenary Session

Chair of the PRTR Protocol Compliance Committee Alistair McGlone (UK)

Ralph Bodle, Germany

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

Manuela Musella, European Union

Dirk Schaap, the Netherlands

Brian Ruddie, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
Closing Session

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

Zaal Lomtadze, UNECE and PRTR Protocol MOPP 2 Chair Michel Amand (Belgium)
PRTR Protocol MOPP 2 Chair Michel Amand (Belgium) and PRTR Protocol Secretary Ella Behlyarova
 

Newly elected PRTR Protocol Bureau Chair Tina Skarman (Sweden)

Edwin Koning, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands

Mara Silina, European ECO Forum
Henrik Mikkelsen and Øyvind Hetland, Norway
Nona Iliukhina, UNECE and Theodore Koukis, UNECE
 

Oleg Pecheniuk, Independent Ecological Expertise, Yusup Kamalov, The Union for Defense of the Aral Sea and Amudarya, and Fikrad Jafarov, Sustainable Development society

Iñigo de Vicente-Mingarro, Chair of the International PRTR Coordinating Group (Spain), Carmen Canales (Spain) and PRTR Protocol MOPP 2 Chair Michel Amand (Belgium)
 
UNECE Secretariat in discussion with incoming PRTR Protocol Bureau Chair Tina Skarman (Sweden)
Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau and Barbara Ruis, UNEP
 
Delegates during the coffee break
 

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*Aarhus Convention MOP 5 & PRTRs MOPP-2 Website *PRTRs MOPP-2 Website
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*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


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*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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