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The Good Practice Recommendations on the Application of the Convention to Nuclear Energy-related Activities describe existing good practice on the application of transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures in the field of nuclear energy. Their objective is to facilitate the exchange of information and assist countries in the consistent practical application of the Convention by illustrating good practice and sharing experiences. The Meeting of the Parties to the Convention endorsed the Good Practice Recommendations at its seventh session (Minsk, 13-16 June 2017). The Convention sets out the obligations to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of decision making. It also lays down the general obligation for parties to notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across national borders. The purpose is to enhance international cooperation and allow environmentally sound decisions to be made, paying careful attention to minimising significant adverse impacts, particularly in a transboundary context.