Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

III. Environmental protection

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Espoo Convention (Kiev Protocol)

The Kiev Protocol requires states to evaluate the consequences of their official draft plans and programmes, and, to the extent appropriate, policies and legislation that are likely to have significant environmental effects.

Adopted: 21 May 2003

Opened for signature: 21 May 2003

Entered into force: 11 July 2010

Parties: 32 (including the European Union) (see table below)

The text of the Kiev Protocol is available here.

More information, including the current status of the Kiev Protocol, is available here.

The following articles related to the Kiev Protocol were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Espoo Convention (Kiev Protocol)

Albania Denmark Lithuania Serbia
Armenia* Estonia Luxembourg Slovakia*
Austria Finland* Montenegro Slovenia*
Belgium* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Netherlands* Spain*
Bosnia and Herzegovina Germany* Norway Sweden*
Croatia Hungary* Poland Ukraine*
Cyprus Italy Portugal European Union
Czech Republic* Latvia Romania*  

* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.

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Last reviewed: 21 June 2017