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34th Regular Meting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

The 34th Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution took place on October 24-25, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Meeting reviewed the work carried out in the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year and the implementation of the Work Programme for 2017/2018, work with partner organizations and projects. The Commission adopted a budget for the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year.

According to the Rules of Procedure of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, at the end of the meeting, the Chairmanship of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution was transferred from the Russian Federation to Turkey for a period of one year.

The meeting adopted the State of Environment Report and reconfirmed the international cooperation between the Black Sea states in protecting the Black Sea environment and the implementation of the provisions of the Convention and the Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea (2009). In this respect, the progress achieved in cooperation with regional projects such as the EMBLAS Project and EMODNet Chemistry were noted as well as the implementation of provisions under the Memoranda of Understanding and work with partner organizations, such as UNDP, BSEC, EEA.