Committee on Environmental Policy

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History

June 1994, Geneva (Switzerland), as a sectoral committee of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Successor to Senior Advisers to ECE Governments on Environmental and Water Problems. Also referred to as UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy.

Aims

Provide environmental policy guidance for UNECE region; promote policy instruments to strengthen capabilities of member countries, in particular countries of EECCA and SEE, to integrate environmental considerations into other sectors; promote environmental protection and sustainable development in the light of Agenda 21 and the plan of implementation of the Johannesburg (South Africa) Summit; develop international environmental legal instruments and promote their implementation; coordinate environment-related programmes in the UNECE region and issues on sustainable development within the Commission and encourage public participation in environmental decision-making.

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Activities

Programme of work covers 'Environment for Europe' process, including implementation of decisions of last Ministerial Conference and preparation for the next; preparation of environmental performance reviews of EECCA and SEE; preparation and implementation of regional environmental conventions and protocols: Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Århus Convention); Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention); Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes; Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents; Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution; and protocols related to the above mentioned conventions. Annual sessions and special sessions.

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Languages

English, French, Russian.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 56 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E3246

Last News Received

2010
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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