The 2019 Aarhus Centres Annual Meeting concluded on 17 October 2019 in Vienna. The two-day meeting brought together Aarhus Centres representatives, national focal points to the Aarhus Convention, representatives of non-governmental organizations, international organizations and the OSCE field operations. Organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, the meeting favoured discussions on the involvement of Aarhus Centres in fostering good environmental governance in various fields, supporting countries' efforts in attaining environment-related Sustainable Development Goals, sharing experiences and lessons learned from their work and identifying future priorities. This year, special attention was given to public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment and the Aarhus Centres’ engagement in implementing the Espoo Convention and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment.
OSCE hosts 2019 Aarhus Centres Annual Meeting