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

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: 33 (including the European Union) (see table below)

 

More information on the Kiev Protocol, including the text, is available here.

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:

  • Environmental Law and Nuclear Law: A Growing Symbiosis, by S. Emmerechts (NLB 82, p. 91).
  • Nuclear and environmental law in the licensing of nuclear installations, by C. Raetzke (NLB 92, p. 55).

 

Parties to the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Espoo Convention (Kiev Protocol)
Albania Estonia Moldova Slovak Republic*
Armenia* Finland* Montenegro Slovenia*
Austria Germany* Netherlands* Spain*
Belgium* Hungary* North Macedonia Sweden*
Bosnia and Herzegovina Italy Norway Ukraine*
Croatia Latvia Poland European Union
Cyprus Lithuania Portugal  
Czech Republic* Luxembourg Romania*  
Denmark Malta Serbia  

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