Environment in emerging and transition economies

Environmental Enforcement Strategies and Instruments


This element of the Work Programme responds to requests for support to redesign enforcement tools and the way they are applied in order to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. The following projects are currently undertaken:

This project analyses the incentive structures related to compliance with environmental requirements that enterprises and government agencies are operating within. It helps to determine how environmental policy instruments could be applied most effectively and efficiently. Ways in which environmental enforcement can be made more financially viable, while safeguarding independence, are also examined. This work is followed by projects in individual EECCA countries on the design of more effective and financially viable enforcement programmes.

This activity assists environmental enforcement agencies to promote better compliance through use of information-based instruments. The project examines information disclosure and performance rating schemes from a compliance promotion perspective. Co-operation with New Regional Environmental Centres in EECCA (NRECs) helps to identify means to improve dialogue between regulators and other stakeholders, and between the regulated community and the general public. The activities are supported by in-country demonstration activities supported by donors.

The aim is to assist EECCA countries in redesigning requirements and regulations for setting up effective and efficient self-monitoring systems for enterprises. Work is based on international experience (especially from the INECE and EU Impel networks) and concrete experience gained through demonstration projects in selected EECCA countries. The results of this work are co-ordinated with the work on environmental monitoring carried out under the UNECE.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Angela Bularga
Environment and Globalisation Division
Environment Directorate
2, rue Andre-Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16, France
Tel: (33 1) 45 24 98 63
Fax: (33 1) 44 30 61 83


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