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1 Towards a regular assessment & reporting process based on SEIS Working Group on Environmental Governance and Climate Change Almaty/Kazakhstan 13/14 September 2012

2 Ministerial Declaration Astana 14. ….’To keep the pan-European environment under review, we decide to establish a regular process of environmental assessment and to develop the SEIS across the region. These will serve multiple policy processes, including MEAs, and include capacity-building of countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and South-Eastern Europe to monitor and assess their environment. We invite EEA and its partners to develop an outline for how these actions could be performed and to present it to the ECE Committee on Environmental Policy.’ … e/ece.astana.conf add.1.e.pdf e/ece.astana.conf add.1.e.pdf 2

3 The mandate Keep the pan-European environment under review Establish a regular process of environment assessment Develop a Shared Environmental Information System So that SEIS gradually develops to underpin future environment assessment and review activities 3

4 TWO time perspectives considered Short-term: Medium/Long-term: and: Regular monitoring & assessment of the implementation process 4

5 Short term actions (a selection….) Revisit SOER production process based on AoA findings and recommendations Share national SOERs using the AoA knowledge base/SERIES Produce common CSI indicators supported by related data flows Revisit reporting obligations to conventions Capacity building - EEA (and others) tools and methodologies for data sharing Strengthen existing institutional networks 5

6 Long term perspective FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTATION: Astana and Rio +20 outcomes 7 th EU Environment Action Programme EEA strategy Multilateral agreements (water, air)CONTENT & EU external policy (enlargement, ENPI, DCI etc.)COOPERATION Reviewed indicators & regular SOER process (next SOER2015, UNEP LIVE/GEO) INSPIRE Digital agenda for Europe INFRASTRUCTURE GMES operational services 6

7 Latest SEIS developments in EU/EEA Communication on Improving the delivery of benefits from EU environment measures: building confidence through better knowledge and responsiveness (2012) Short-term: SEIS implementation based on existing EU financial instruments (e.g.Life+, ENTRP, ENPI) EEA Strategy (http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/eea-strategy multi-annual-work-programme)http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/eea-strategy multi-annual-work-programme COMMISSION Communication towards a SEIS (2008) 7

8 SEIS implementation in practice StakeholdersWhy?What ? (content) How? (infrastructure) Who? (networks) EUBetter policiesEnv complianceINSPIRE GMES MS EEAImprove assessments Reporting activ.Indicators SENSE EIONET Member StatesStreamlineRep. obligData flows CDR National and local authorities ENPHarmoniseWater, air, wasteAoA, SOER, REPORTNET Env. & statistics CATrust cooperation Water, air rep. oblig., MEAs AoA, SOER, indicators Env. & statistics water bodies Pan-EuropeanMonitor env Capacity building Regular reportCSI, SOER, AoAUNECE members UNECE MEAs Intern. org GlobalInteroperabilityData policy standards monitoring UNEP/Live, EoEISO, GEOSS, OGC, 8

9 SEIS relevant activities for Central Asia Joint Task Force on Env. Indicators – until 2013 EU AWARE project – to raise awareness on SEIS related aspects (in development) Caspian Env. Information System project – until 2013 Forest and biodiversity governance, including environmental monitoring: FLERMONECA (MONECA Environmental monitoring in Central Asia with focus on SEIS implementation)- expected start Q1,

10 Steps in the process so far Sept –Astana Declaration Oct – WGEMA – first ideas on implementing the Astana mandate March 2012 – EEA MB – Discussing draft outline prepared for CEP April 2012 –UNECE/CEP draft outline presented – open for comments June 2012 – Rio conference declaration September- EU-CA partnership September - amended outline ready for sending 10

11 Forthcoming activities Bilateral dialogue with UNECE/UN conventions for SEIS gradual implementation (Q3-Q4, 2012) UNECE/WGEMA discussions on the role and input to the process (Nov. 2012) ENP project Steering committee (evaluate SEIS performance) Nov. 2012; FLEG CA project expected start – early 2013; EEA strategy ( ) – by June 2013; Draft SEIS progress report – for UNECE/CEP meeting 2013 (Q1/2, 2013) 11

12 Managing the process EEA/EU together with key players – steering the process Strong ownership by countries Long-term commitment and effective participation from international organisations Enhanced use of existing processes (agreements, programmes),instruments (existing legal, financial and environmental mechanisms)and networks Clear but realistic targets &responsibilities for each partner Review progress on a regular basis 12

13 Thank you ! 13


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