This report is based on exchanges with officials of the Finnish Ministries for Foreign Affairs, Environment, and Trade and Industry, and of the Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament.
Analysis and reporting on environmental financing trends in the NIS and CEE has been an important underlying activity in the developments and conclusions from the Conferences under the Environment for Europe process.
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The following on-line and free of charge documents on co-operation with Non-Members are available here in .pdf format. You will need Adobe's (free) Acrobat Reader installed to view these files.
Pressures on the environment have been high in the recent past both in OECD regions and globally, but at the same time, there have been a number of environmental improvements. Economic, social and technological developments over the next few deca...
The "Environment for Europe" Conferences are important international fora, allowing environment ministers from CEEC and NIS to meet their counterpart from OECD countries.
This page contains a list of the free publications in the Series on Testing and Assessment.
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This report assesses the progress in achieving the Basic Capacity Level for Cleaner Production in CEEC and the NIS and identifies remaining gaps and describes possible next steps.
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The policy statement recognises that governments' role, and donor support, is catalytic. Governments can set goals, establish policies and provide targeted assistance to overcome key obstacles. However, ultimately, enterprises and their managers must take on the commitment to continuously improve their environmental performance. With time the process should be self-sustaining, driven by the commitment and interest of enterprises, and
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This paper presents preliminary conclusions from a survey on the use of economic instruments for pollution control and natural resource management in the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS).