Third meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management

Konstanz, Germany, from 21 to 23 January 2015

Venue: Wolkenstein-Saal, Kulturzentrum am Münster, Katzgasse 5, 78462 Konstanz, Germany

Highlight: The expert working group on environmentally sound management is expected to consider the intersessional work undertaken by it to further elaborate and implement actions on initial short-term work items for the implementation of environmentally sound management. In addition, it will consider its draft work programme for additional priorities and key work items and actions. The expert working group will report on its activities and submit its work programme to the Conference of the Parties for consideration and possible adoption at its twelfth meeting (4-15 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland).

Germany and Switzerland are kindly funding the third face-to-face meeting of the group.

Working Language: English only.


At its third meeting, the expert working group on environmentally sound management finalised the texts of five draft practical manuals, revised the waste stream fact sheets and considered the work commenced on private sector incentives. It also approved two additional pilot projects and agreed that the development of a pilot project evaluation process and follow-up activities be included within its work programme. Another main outcome of the meeting was the development of a full draft work programme to be submitted for consideration and possible adoption at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Meeting Documents

Document symbolTitleEnglish
Items: 3Load time table: 327.5647 msec 
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/1Provisional agenda289.5 K 25.03 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/2Report of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management on the work of its third meeting175.5 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/3List of participants71 K

Information Documents

Items: 13Load time table: 530.4144 msec 
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/1Tentative schedule for the meeting306 K 33.27 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/2Action items agreed by the first and second meetings of the expert working group on environmentally sound management318.5 K 37 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/3Draft practical manual: general rules and legislation353 K 89.92 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/4Draft practical manual: permits and licenses343 K 74.84 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/5Draft practical manual: certification schemes359 K 149.43 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/6Draft practical manual: prevention353 K 99.31 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/7Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management: Draft practical manual on insurance and liability338 K 70.76 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/8Draft practical manual: terminology398 K 87.9 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/9Development of waste stream fact sheets442 K 160.46 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/10Progress reports on pilot projects to demonstrate and implement environmentally sound management3.9 MB 1.45 MB
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/11Proposals for potential pilot projects to implement environmentally sound management269.5 K 116.23 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/12Compilation of information on private sector incentives794 K 462.05 K
UNEP/CHW/CLI_EWG.3/INF/13 Draft work programme of the expert working group314 K 31.82 K

Information for Participants

Please click the link to access an information note on visiting Konstanz, Germany.