The Protocol adopted in Kiev at an extraordinary meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention in May 2003, tackles the burden of pollution and waste in a complementary way. It is an Agreement having the objective to enhance public access to information through the establishment of coherent, integrated, nationwide pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs). It contains 30 Articles and IV Annexes. The Protocol contains information concerning: design and structure of the register; reporting requirements; reporting cycle; quality assessment; public access to information; confidentiality; public participation of national pollutant release and transfer registers; access to justice; international cooperation; meeting of the parties; right to vote, amendments; etc. As well there is list of activities and their thresholds and the list of 86 pollutants with its thresholds. Also in the Protocol there is a list of disposal information and recovery information.

This web page was developed within the project “Support Establishment and Advancement of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in Western Balkan Countries and in Moldova” funded by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany under the Program Consultative Support (AAP) for Environmental Protection in the Central and Eastern European Countries, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighboring the European Union, supervised by the German Environment Agency (UBA),  and implemented by  the Regional Environmental Center (REC), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and the EcoContact Public Association.