TFTEI started in 2009 a fruitful cooperation with the Russian Federation (SRI Atmosphere Institute of Saint Petersburg) and the countries from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The activities of interest for the EECCA Countries have been agreed with the Coordination Group Leader and included in the work plan for the implementation of the Convention ( and the work plan of the Coordinating Group for EECCAs (

Documents prepared

Guidelines for estimation and measurement of emissions of volatile organic compounds (2015)

The 2012 amendments to the Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol) to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution not only introduce commitments for Parties to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), but also mandatory emission limit values for different activities in annexes VI and XI to the Protocol and the establishment of solvent management plans for activities using solvents covered by annex VI. The document provides guidelines to measure VOCs emissions, develop solvent management plans and calculate emissions. It corresponds to the requirement in annex VI to the amended Protocol that “methods of calculation will be reflected in the guidance adopted by the Executive Body”.

Estimation of costs of emission reduction techniques for the Apatity combustion plant in the Russian federation (2011)

Next meeting

Workshop in Saint Petersburg with EECCA Countries, back to back with EECCA Coordination Meeting

The meeting is scheduled from 19 to 20 September 2018.

Previous meetings

Workshop in Saint Petersburg with EECCA Countries, back to back with EECCA Coordination Meeting – 19 – 20 October 2016

Latest development of TFTEI was presented to promote and facilitate the ratification of Protocols:

    • Presentation and information on how to use Guidance Documents on stationary and mobile sources
    • Cost methodology for LCP's
    • Heavy Metals Protocol and link with Minamata Convention
    • TFTEI methodology and Tool for GAINS Modelling relevant for EECCA Countries
    • VOC's emissions and monitoring

Workshop on best available techniques, Berlin, Germany - 20 - 22 April 2016

Facilitating the implementation and ratification of the protocols of the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia” March 19-20, 2013, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

To be provided later

Workshop to promote the ratification of the protocols under the CLRTAP Convention across the entire UNECE region – Mourmanks – November 2012

Result of EGTEI study on Apatity power plant

To be completed with the EGTEI presentation and doc.

Development of the co-operation within the convention on long-range transboundary air pollution– St Petersburg 17 - 18 April 2012

International Air Congress “Atmosphere — 2011

Join Workshop to promote the ratification of the Protocols on heavy metals, POPs and the Gothenburg Protocol accross the entire UNECE region – St Petersburg 26-28 October 2009