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Electronic Tools for the Aarhus Convention

Task Force Workshop. 8-9 March 2001 in Arendal, Norway

Hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and the Austrian Federal Environment Agency. Co-ordinated by GRID-Arendal

Presentation materials available

Welcome to the Workshop - Nickolai Denisov, CEE and NIS Programme Manager, GRID-Arendal
Opening Address - Jo Stein Moen, Political Advisor to the Norwegian Minister of Environment
Living Information - Marta Prerovska, Senior Adviser, Gazette Communications and Information, Norway

The Articles of the Aarhus Convention related to electronic information - Johannes Mayer, Austrian Federal Environment Agency

The challenge of unlimited possibilities - Professor Jon Bing, Dr. juris., Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Introduction to case studies and initial results from needs survey - Jerome Simpson, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

The use of ICT and non electronic mechanisms in implementing the Aarhus Convention (European Commission)
Dialogue with the Public - An Internet-based discussion forum (Bulgaria)
Cooperation between NGO's and Parliament Committees for Promoting Use of the Internet for Advancing the Access to Public Information (Israel)
Electronic Tools for the Aarhus Convention Task Force Workshop in Arendal, Norway 08. - 09. March 2001 (GEIN)
EDP-Supported Data Catalogue (Danube-Data-Catalogue) (Germany)
EU Presentation on EULEX
Ireland Presentation on Capacity Building
Perspectives on Capacity Building from an Eastern Perspective - Irina Atamuradova, System Administrator, Ministry of Nature Protection, Turkmenistan (text version in russian only)
Working Group Conclusions (Working Groups 1-4) - (.pdf format)
Wrap-up and Future planning

Other materials

Instructions to Video Streaming

-> Please note that some of the Video Streaming files includes more than one presentation.
-> Click on the (.smi) links to access in sequence the recorded video streams of the plenary sessions.
-> If you want to go ahead or back in the timeline of one video, use the fast forward or reverse buttons or scroll through the timeline on the Control Bar. Time in hrs, minutes and seconds is displayed there for easy searching.
(Please note that clips might play in sequence to cover a session. your timeline will only display one clip's duration at a time! Be patient for a few seconds as one clip ends and another one is loading...)
-> You will need Real Player ver. 8 Basic installed on your computer.
If you do not have it installed, If you're not sure about Real player, install it now:  


  • click here, save the .exe file on your PC and run it to install the viewer software by following instructions.

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