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The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

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It is well understood that the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (called the Espoo Convention) supports environmentally sound and sustainable development by providing information on the interrelationship between certain economic activities and their environmental consequences, in particular in a transboundary context. The Espoo Convention, elaborated under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), was adopted at Espoo (Finland) on 25 February 1991. This chapter provides an overview of the relevant provisions of the Convention. It starts with a brief history of the Convention. It, then describes the main characteristics of the Convention. Next, it explains the experiences with the implementation of the Convention. The chapter also provides an overview of the main provisions of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

Keywords:Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) convention; environmental impact assessment; Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) protocol; United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)



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