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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
4 .b Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context
Kiev, 21 May 2003
Entry into force
:
11 July 2010, in accordance with article 24(1).
Registration :
11 July 2010, No. 34028
Status :
Signatories : 38. Parties : 26. 1
Text :
Doc. ECE/MP.EIA/2003/2.
Note :
The above Protocol was adopted on 21 May 2003 by the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Convention of 25 February 1991 on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context held in Kiev, from 21 to 23 May 2003. The Protocol was opened for signature from 21 to 23 May 2003 in Kiev, and will remain open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 31 December 2003 by States members of the Economic Commission for Europe as well as States having consultative status with the Economic Commission for Europe, pursuant to paragraphs 8 and 11 of Economic and Social Council resolution 36 (IV) of 28 March 1947, and by regional economic integration organizations constituted by sovereign States members of the Economic Commission for Europe to which their member States have transferred competence over matters governed by the Protocol, including the competence to enter into treaties in respect of these matters.
Participant
Signature, Succession to signature(d)
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Albania
21 May 2003
 2 Dec 2005
Armenia
21 May 2003
24 Jan 2011
Austria
21 May 2003
23 Mar 2010
Belgium
21 May 2003
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
21 May 2003
 
Bulgaria
21 May 2003
25 Jan 2007
Croatia
23 May 2003
 6 Oct 2009
Cyprus
21 May 2003
 
Czech Republic
21 May 2003
19 Jul 2005
Denmark
21 May 2003
 4 Jun 2012 AA
Estonia
21 May 2003
12 Apr 2010
European Union
21 May 2003
12 Nov 2008 AA
Finland
21 May 2003
18 Apr 2005 A
France
21 May 2003
 
Georgia
21 May 2003
 
Germany
21 May 2003
22 Feb 2007
Greece
21 May 2003
 
Hungary
21 May 2003
26 Nov 2010 AA
Ireland
21 May 2003
 
Italy
21 May 2003
 
Latvia
21 May 2003
 
Lithuania
21 May 2003
22 Mar 2011
Luxembourg
21 May 2003
 2 Jul 2008
Montenegro 2
23 Oct 2006 d
 2 Nov 2009
Netherlands 3
21 May 2003
 8 Dec 2009 A
Norway
21 May 2003
11 Oct 2007 AA
Poland
21 May 2003
21 Jun 2011
Portugal
21 May 2003
 4 Sep 2012 AA
Republic of Moldova
21 May 2003
 
Romania
21 May 2003
 8 Mar 2010
Serbia
21 May 2003
 8 Jul 2010
Slovakia
19 Dec 2003
29 May 2008
Slovenia
22 May 2003
23 Apr 2010
Spain
21 May 2003
24 Sep 2009
Sweden
21 May 2003
30 Mar 2006
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
21 May 2003
13 Sep 2013
Ukraine
21 May 2003
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
21 May 2003
 
Declarations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon ratification,
acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Belgium

Upon signature:

Declaration:
       This signature engages also the Waloon region, the Flemish region, and the Brussels-Capital region.

Denmark

Upon signature:

Declaration:
       “Both the Faroe Islands and Greeland are self-governing under Home Rule Acts, which implies  inter alia that environmental affairs in general and the areas covered by the Protocol are governed by the right of self-determination.
       Signing by Denmark of the Protocol, therefore does not necessarily mean that Danish ratification will in due course include the Faroe Islands and Greenland.”

Upon approval:
       Territorial Exclusion:
       Until further notice the Protocol shall not apply to the Faroe Islands.

European Union

Declaration:
       "In accordance with Article 23(5), of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the 1991 UN/ECE Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context,
       The European Community declares that, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 175(1) thereof, it is competent to enter into international agreements, and to implement the obligations resulting therefrom, which contribute to the pursuit of the following objectives:
       -- preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment,
       -- protecting human health,
       -- prudent and rational utilisation of natural resources,
       -- promoting measures at international level to deal with regional or worldwide environmental problems.
       Moreover the European Community declares that it has already adopted legal instruments, including Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and the Council concerning the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment, binding on its Member States, covering matters governed by this Protocol, and will submit and update, as appropriate, a list of those
       legal instruments to the Depositary in accordance with Article 23(5) of the Protocol.
       The European Community is responsible for the performance of those obligations resulting from the Protocol which are covered by Community law.
       The exercise of Community competence is, by its nature, subject to continuous development."

End Note
1.For the purpose of entry into force of the [Convention/Protocol] , any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that Organization.
2.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
3.For the Kingdom in Europe.