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COP 7 Decision VII/7

Environmental impact assessment and strategic environment assessment

The Conference of the Parties,

Noting that, in paragraph 4 of its recommendation IX/1, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice decided to follow up on decision VI/7 A at one of its future meetings, in line with the multi-year programme of work of the Conference of the Parties up to 2010;

Urges Parties and other Governments that have not done so to contribute case-studies on current experiences in environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment procedures that incorporate biodiversity related issues as well as experiences in applying the guidelines contained in the annex to decision VI/7 A.