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UNECE Protocol on PRTRs 09 12 2019

The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, or Aarhus Convention, and its Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) empower people with the rights to access information, participate in decision-making and seek justice in environmental matters. Thus, they effectively contribute to the protection of the  right of every person to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being. They also provide a solid and comprehensive framework for governments to engage the public effectively in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 16.

There are currently 47 Parties to the Aarhus Convention and 36 Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs).

PROTOCOL ON PRTRS REPORTING MECHANISM

Pursuant article 10 of the Protocol on PRTRsthe Parties keep under continuous review the implementation of the Protocol on the basis of regular reporting by the Parties. To promote further the exchange of knowledge and experience, the national implementation reports prepared by the Parties for each reporting cycle are made accessible through the search engine below. It allows to search reports by Party, reporting cycle (year), report question, word search and files. It is also possible select multiple Parties, reporting cycles and/or report questions and download or email the search results.

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Synthesis reports on the status of implementation of the Convention for each reporting cycle prepared by the secretariat  

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2017

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2014

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Key reference documents for preparing national implementation reports by the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

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Decision of the Meeting of the Parties I/8

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Decision of the Meeting of the Parties IV/4

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Decision of the Meeting of the Parties VI/7

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Guidance on reporting requirements

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For further information and practical guidance for the current reporting cycle, please visit the UNECE website. To find out more about the reporting mechanism of the Aarhus Convention, please visit the Convention NIR database.

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