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Decision : CONF 202 21B.57
Curonian Spit (Lithuania/Russian Federation)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Takes note of the information provided concerning the serious environmental risks of this project;

2. Urges the State Party of the Russian Federation to provide by 1 October 2002 a report on the oil exploration project and to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment in collaboration with Lithuanian experts;

3. Requests the two States Parties to cooperate closely to develop effective environmental protection measures; 

4. Encourages furthermore the two States Parties to collaborate in undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and develop emergency contingency plans taking into account a range of risk scenarios and to provide a report on the situation by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Lithuania Russian Federation
Properties: Curonian Spit
Year: 2002
Decision Code: CONF 202 21B.57