EEA presence at the Astana ministerial conference

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The UNECE Seventh Ministerial Conference 'Environment for Europe' takes place from 21 to 23 September in Astana, Kazakhstan. It will include the participation of environment ministers and high-level government officials from 56 countries of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, including Canada and USA. Here you find an overview of the EEA presence at the conference.

Conference venue

All events will take place at the Palace of Independence in Astana, Kazakhstan

EEA stand

The EEA will present its products and materials throughout conference at its interactive exhibition stand, located on the second floor of the Palace of Independence. The stand is shared with two other participants to the conference, United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP - and United Nations Development Programme - UNDP.

EEA stand 1  EEA stand 3 EEA stand 4


Plenary sessions

EEA presence in plenary sessions:

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 4–6 p.m.


The "Environment for Europe" process: 20 years of pan-European cooperation

The Executive Director of the European Environment Agency will present the key findings of “Europe’s Environment Assessment of Assessments” (EEAoA) report.

Friday, 23 September 2011, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development The Executive Director of the European Environment Agency will moderate the session.

Side event organised by EEA

Thursday 22 September 2011
13:00 to 15:00

Room A2

Sharing information: SEIS and Eye on Earth for regular environmental reporting and assessments in the pan-European region

Discussing the benefits of the Shared Environmental Information System and Eye on Earth for regular reporting


EEA presence in other events

Tuesday 20 September 2011
09:00 to 17:30


Capacity-building workshop for journalists, organized by UNECE, the Government of Kazakhstan and the EEA

 The workshop programme is based on the key Conference reports and products, allowing journalists from the UNECE region to deepen their understanding of key environmental issues that will be discussed by the Conference

Wednesday 21 September 2011,
10:30- 12:00

room B11

Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia component of Assessment of Assessments (process and findings) as a gateway for future report-net and SEIS oriented cooperation

Joint Regional Environmental Centres/EEA event. Sharing findings of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia component of AoA in terms of future cooperation opportunities with EU on the base of the report-net and SEIS.

 Wednesday, 21 September, 12.00-14.00


 Payment for Ecosystem Services - creating win-win situations for Central Asia's environment

 Presenting the progress and overview of the PES perspectives in Central Asia

 Wednesday, 21 September, 12.00-14.00  В10  International Trade and transition to Green Economy  Discussing the role of trade in the process of transition to “green” economy; identifying the steps necessary to take at the international and national level to ensure the trade become a factor, rather than an obstacle in "greening" the economy.
 Wednesday, 21 September, 18.00-19.30 В13  Water quality in Central Asia  Presenting activities under the Project “Water Quality in Central Asia” and exchange of experience on water quality cooperation, including under the framework of the UNECE Water Convention.
 Thursday, 22 September, 8.30-10.00  В13  Capacity-building partnerships for achieving European standards in environmental monitoring/reporting and implementation of environmental legislation  Intensifying the dialogue on capacity-building partnerships for strengthening environmental monitoring/reporting and implementation of environmental legislation according European standards
 Thursday, 22 September, 13.30-15.00  В13  Green economy: achievements and way forward in the Pan European region Demonstrating and sharing the Green economy achievements and experiences on the ground in the Pan European region.
 Thursday, 22 September, 13.30-15.00  А7  Assessment of the status of transboundary waters in the UNECE region Sharing information on priority tasks (political, technical and economic) to improve the status of trans-boundary waters in the UNECE region.
 Thursday, 22 September, 18.00-19.30  В10  Protocol on Water and Health: where water, environment and health meet  Demonstrating, through practical examples, the implementation, challenges and lessons learnt, as well as the added value of the inter-sectoral approach promoted by the Protocol.
 Thursday, 22 September, 18.00-19.30  B12  Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Housing Sector in Europe and Central Asia The purpose of the event is to present and discuss good practices of national sustainable consumption and production (SCP) policies and initiatives on sustainable housing and to identify opportunities for the transfer of relevant policy knowledge to the Central Asian sub-region.



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