Environmental Performance Agreement

Evaluation and implementation work was divided into two meetings: (a) on „the state of the environment, monitoring and evaluation“; and (b) on the „implementation of multilateral environmental agreements (MEA) and the results of the UN-EEC`s (EWP) environmental performance assessments.“ The EnPPA (now PPA) attempts to describe Minnesota`s extensive collection of programs and responsibilities that will enable the two agencies to achieve common goals. By providing a more complete picture of Minnesota`s environmental activities (included in the PPG work plan), the agencies hope to improve public understanding of our environmental goals and the progress made in achieving those goals. The Environmental Performance Partnership Agreement (ENPPA) is a multi-year agreement between the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5. The agreement defines how the two agencies will jointly protect Minnesota`s environment. The goal of this agreement is to strengthen our understanding of the roles and responsibilities of MPCA and the U.S. EPA 5 region in protecting Minnesota`s environment. The Conference stressed the need to develop existing capacity-building activities within the framework of the Consolidated Programmes Conventions, with well-defined priorities and measures, to help the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia as well as the MER countries to cope with the difficulties encountered in fully implementing the essential requirements of the EMA. He also noted that the new Member States of the European Union (EU) should continue to share their experiences and best practices during the transition period with the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and the MER countries in order to bring these countries closer to internationally recognised environmental standards.

Our mutual progress in finalizing this agreement is presented in a self-assessment that will be presented each fiscal year. Look at all the agreements, their goals and their results. In addition, we recognize that this agreement does not cover all agreements between the MPCA and the EPO and that certain agreements and relationships are described elsewhere. This agreement does not replace or replace the statutes, regulations, delegation agreements, or any other agreement previously concluded with the State. On 1 October 2016, the EPO MPCA and Region 5 signed a new four-year agreement. The other component of the EnPPA – the PPG work plan – is related to objectives, sub-goals, objectives and activities. This can help the MPCA and EPA assess the environmental impact of their activities. This information is also essential to help agencies set priorities, plan strategically, develop work plans and communicate with stakeholders and the public. The conference welcomed the report on the implementation of the EEC-UN environmental conventions. He recalled the „guidelines for strengthening compliance and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements in the EEC region“ („Kiev Guidelines“) that were approved at the Kiev Ministerial Conference and urged them to continue to respect multilateral environmental agreements in the EEC region. The conference stressed the importance of accelerating the ratification of the EEC-UN conventions and their protocols and noted specific recommendations to countries to overcome bottlenecks that hinder the effective implementation of MEAs, which are discussed in the document „Critical Issues in the Implementation of Environmental Policy“.

In the past, both agencies have focused on measuring and communicating program results, such as numbers. B of authorizations issued or the number of enforcement actions taken. Conceptually, we assumed that these program expenditures could be related to positive effects on the Minnesota environment.