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The Aarhus Convention Reporting Mechanism. National Implementation Reports 2011 General Remarks Aphrodite Smagadi, Aarhus Convention secretariat Objective. Inform and support Aarhus NFPs in the preparation of the NIRs for the 2011 cycle

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the aarhus convention reporting mechanism

The Aarhus Convention Reporting Mechanism

National Implementation Reports 2011

General Remarks

Aphrodite Smagadi, Aarhus Convention secretariat

  • Inform and support Aarhus NFPs in the preparation of the NIRs for the 2011 cycle
  • Submission deadline 8 December 2010
  • The Convention’s provisions on reporting
  • MOP Decisions
  • Process (Who? What? How? When?)
  • The role of the secretariat
  • The role of the Compliance Committee
  • Format
convention provisions art 10 par 2
Convention Provisions – Art.10 par.2

The Parties shall:

  • Keep under continuous review the implementation of the Convention on the basis of regular reporting by the Parties
  • Review the policies for and legal and methodological approaches to access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, with a view to further improving them.
mop decisions
MOP Decisions
  • Decision I/8 (2002): main process and format (annex)

followed up by:

  • Decision II/10 (2005)
  • Decision III/5 (2008)
  • Parties to the Convention: required
  • Signatories and other States: may report on measures taken, pending ratification and/or accession
  • International organizations engaged in programmes or activities providing support to Parties/States in the implementation may report on activities and experience
  • Parties are requested to submit report on
    • The legislative, regulatory or other measures taken to implement the provisions of the Convention
    • Their practical implementation
  • Prepare reports through a transparent and consultative process involving the public

Plan in advance

  • in accordance with the format set out in the annex to this decision
how con d
How? (con’d)
  • Submit reports to secretariat electronically and on paper
  • In one of the official languages, as well as in the language(s) of the Party
  • Submit an updated version in advance of each MOP
  • 180 days in advance of MOP
  • DEADLINE for MOP 4:

8 December 2010

role of the secretariat
Role of the Secretariat
  • Prepares synthesis report for each MOP
    • summarizing the progress made
    • identifying significant trends, challenges and solutions
  • Arranges for translation into other official languages and circulates as part of official documentation (currently under review)
role of the compliance committee
Role of the Compliance Committee
  • Decision I/7 on review of compliance paragraph 13(c)
  • The Committee shall monitor, assess and facilitate the implementation of and compliance with the reporting requirements under article 10, paragraph 2, of the Convention.
reporting format
Reporting Format
  • In form of a questionnaire
  • Only concerns articles of Convention for national implementation
  • Each article dealt with through separate set of questions
  • Revised format adopted by WGP-11 to incorporate GMO amendment ->

for preparation of reports for MOP-4