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Spatial planning – Article 5 of the Carpathian Convention

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The Conference of the Parties

1. appreciates the concrete contribution of the Carpathian Environmental Outlook (KEO) to the Carpathian Convention process;

2. appreciates the contribution of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) into the Carpathian Project, as an important source of support for the Carpathian Convention implementation process;

3. takes note of the information submitted in the Secretariat note on spatial planning – Article 5 of the Carpathian Convention UNEP/CC/COP1/12;

4. decides to support the establishment of a Working Group on spatial planning under the Carpathian Convention Implementation Committee;

5. requests the interim Secretariat to convene the first meeting of the Working Group on spatial planning in order to define its terms of reference and initiate its concrete work;

6. requests the Secretariat to inform the Council of Europe’s European Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional/Spatial Planning (CEMAT) of its activities promoting the implementation of Article 5 of the Carpathian Convention, and invite CEMAT to contribute to the meeting(s) of the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Spatial Planning.