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Decisions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Convention

dealing with the guidance


Decision II/3 of the Second Meeting of the Parties (Bulgaria, 2001)






The Meeting,

Recalling decision I/6 taken at the first meeting of the Parties,

Convinced that public participation forms an important part of transboundary environmental impact assessment,

Acknowledging that the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters may significantly contribute to the further strengthening of public participation in the implementation of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context,

Having considered the outcome of the workshop on guidance on public participation in a Transboundary context. 

1.         Endorses the need for guidance to assist competent authorities and the public in organizing effective public participation in environmental Impact assessment in a transboundary context;

2.         Welcomes the work carried out by the Russian Federation in developing draft Guidance on public participation in environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context as annexed to this decision; 

3.         Recommends the Parties to develop this draft Guidance further, inter alia on the basis on case studies, and to put forward proposals for consideration at the third meeting of Parties. 

4.         Decides to take the outcome of the Workshop held in Moscow in June 2000 into account in the work-plan for the period 2001-2003.

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