Convention on EIA in a Transboundary Context - the 'Espoo (EIA) Convention'

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Convention Name

The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context - the 'Espoo (EIA) Convention'

Description

Environmental threats do not respect national borders. Governments have realized that to avert this danger they must notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that might have adverse environmental impact across borders. The Espoo Convention is a key step to bringing together all stakeholders to prevent environmental damage before it occurs. The Convention was adopted in 1991, and entered into force on September 10th 1997. Click Here to see which Countries are Parties to the Convention.


The Espoo (EIA) Convention sets out the obligations of Parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning. It also lays down the general obligation of States to notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across boundaries.

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Water-related Legislation and Conventions

Read the full text of the Convention

External Resources

http://ekh.unep.org/?q=node/2445

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_Environmental_Impact_Assessment_in_a_Transboundary_Context

Attachments

 EIA transboundary convention.pdf

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