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Decision 39 COM 7B.30
Morne - Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica) (N 814)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Regrets that the State Party did not provide completed Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for the two geothermal production wells, nor the feasibility study or an EIA for the construction of a Small Geothermal Power Plant adjacent to the property, and requests the State Party to provide all available documentation on the project as a matter of urgency, including an assessment of potential impacts of the project on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, in line with IUCN’s World Heritage Advice Note on Environmental Assessment;
  3. Urges the State Party to suspend the project until these documents have been submitted to the World Heritage Centre, for review by IUCN;
  4. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to assess the current status of the project, the impacts of existing geothermal infrastructure and potential impacts of the planned Small Geothermal Power Plant on the OUV of the property;
  5. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Decision Code
39 COM 7B.30
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2015 Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015)
Context of Decision