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The countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) are strengthening how they monitor environmental expenditure in order to ensure that funds are used as cost-effectively as possible.
The Second Joint Meeting of the EU Water Initiative EECCA Working Group and the EAP Task Force Environmental Finance and Water Networks was held on the 26-28th of April 2006, in Almaty, Kazakhstan with the support of the Ministry of Environment of Kazakhstan and of CAREC.
It is now widely acknowledged that a key measure in improving water governance consists in establishing water utilities as commercially-run entities, and to regulate their relations with municipalities through performance-based contracts.
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This document describes a pilot phase for a process in which companies can notify to multiple jurisdictions and governments share information when conducting their reviews.
At their meeting in Yerevan, EECCA Ministers of Environment, Finance, and Economy, Ministers and senior representatives from several OECD countries, as well as senior officials from International Financial Institutions, International Organisations, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector, met to discuss the situation in the EECCA water supply and sanitation sector and the measures needed to ensure sustainable financing
Most OECD Member countries have a regulatory system for the products of modern biotechnology intended for release to the environment and for food/ feed use. This page includes links to portals of each member country which include relevant information.
Two obstacles to achieving the objectives of the EECCA Environment Strategy overall that emerged from discussions at the 2004 Tbilisi Ministerial meeting were: insufficient engagement of Ministers and other political leaders in the process; and a lack of capacity in the "strategic functions" of Environment Ministries, such as strategic planning (including priority-setting), financial and human resources planning and management,
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This document has been prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat to share with EECCA countries, donor partners and other stakeholders the experience of the pilot initiative "Policy Dialogue for Institutional Strengthening of the Ministry of Environment of Georgia". The document also offers an evaluation of the usefulness of such Policy Dialogues and a brief description of follow-up initiatives that may require donor support
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Domestic Policy Frameworks for Adaptation in the Water Sector, draft paper, March 2006.
Effective communication and enhanced information sharing in both English and Russian is essential to underpin the actions and to facilitate the co-operation. Special efforts are needed to communicate effectively with the EECCA Regional Environmental Centers, the NGOs and private sector.