The Espoo Convention sets out the obligations of parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning and lays down general obligations of states to notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across boundaries.
Adopted: 25 February 1991
Opened for signature: 25 February 1991
Entered into force: 10 September 1997
Parties: 45 parties (including the European Union) (see table below)
More information on the Espoo Convention, including the text, is available here.
The current status of the Espoo Convention is available here.
The following articles related to the Espoo Convention were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin and Principles and Practice of International Nuclear Law:
|Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hungary*||Netherlands*||Ukraine*|
|Bulgaria*||Ireland||North Macedonia||United Kingdom*|
* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.