Fourth Meeting of the Barcelona Convention Offshore Oil and Gas Group (OFOG)

  • When May 17, 2023 to May 18, 2023
  • Where Athens, Greece
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The Fourth Meeting of the Barcelona Convention Offshore Oil and Gas Group (OFOG) Sub-Group on Environmental Impact will be held in Athens, from Thursday 3 June to Friday 4 June 2023.

The principal objectives of the Meeting are:

1. to review and provide further guidance on the key outcomes that have been prepared or updated in the current biennium in relation to the implementation of the Mediterranean Offshore Protocol; and

2. to examine and endorse the work carried out by the Intersessional Correspondence Groups (ICG) : i. Draft Decision on the Guidelines/Standards on Offshore decommisioning, ii. Offshore Monitoring Programme and iii. Draft Decision on the Amendments to the Annexes to the Offshore Protocol, prior to their submission, for approval by the next Meeting of the UNEP/MAP Focal Points (Athens, Greece, September 2023), and for adoption by the Twenty-Third Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (COP 23, Piran, Slovenia, December 2023);

3. to inform on the progress of the implementation of the Mediterranean Offshore Action Plan and the comprehensive plan of actions required for its long-term sustainable implementation process; and

4. to discuss and agree upon the proposed Programme of Work for the biennium 2024-2025.