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MEPIELAN E-Bulletin is a digital academic and practitioner newsletter of the MEPIELAN Centre, launched in 2010.  It features insight articles, reflective opinions, specially selected documents and cases, book reviews as well as news on thematic topics of direct interest of MEPIELAN Centre and on the activities and role of MEPIELAN Centre. Its content bridges theory and practice perspectives of relational international law, international environmental law and participatory governance , and international negotiating process, thus serving the primary goal of Centre: to develop an integrated, inter-disciplinary, relational, context-related and sustainably effective governance approach creating, protecting and advancing international common interest for the present and future generations. Providing a knowledge- and information-sharing platform and a scholarly forum, the Bulletin promotes innovative ideas and enlightened critical views, contributing to a broader scholarly debate on important issues of international common interest. The audience of the Bulletin includes academics, practitioners, researchers, university students, international lawyers, officials and personnel of international organizations and institutional arrangements, heads and personnel of national authorities at all levels (national, regional and local), and members of the civil society at large.

List of 2013 Thematic News

Public Participation in Environmental Governance

The Republic of Moldova Ratifies the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

On 23 December 2013, the Republic of Moldova became the thirty-third Party to ratify the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Kyiv Protocol) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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Environmental Governance Regimes

BALTIC SEA – HELCOM – Copenhagen Ministerial Declaration

The Ministerial-level Meeting of HELCOM took place on 3 October 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Heads of State and Government of the Baltic States, the EU Environmental Commissioner, business communities and non-governmental organizations attended this Meeting in order to assess the progress towards reaching the common goal of the Baltic Sea in a good environmental status by 2021.

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Climate Change

The Sixth Meeting of the UN General Assembly’s Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group for Marine Biological Diversity beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction

The sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (hereinafter, the Working Group) to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) convened from 19-23 August 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York.

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International Environmental Negotiation Process

The Arctic Council Negotiates and Adopts a New Agreement on Marine Oil Preparedness and Response

On 15 May 2013 the Eighth Biennial Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council was held in Kiruna, Northern Sweden. The Meeting marked the end of the Swedish Chairmanship and the beginning of the Canadian Chairmanship. Approximately 300 participants, including ministers, delegates from the eight Arctic states, indigenous people and observers attended the Meeting.

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