Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. The OECD actively participated in the 7th World Water Forum in Korea from 12-17 April 2015.
Governments willing to pursue policies designed to promote green growth need indicators that can raise awareness, measure progress and identify potential opportunities and risks. This workshop showcased how synergies among the fields of environment, green growth/economy and sustainable development could be exploited in the view of developing effective national approaches towards measuring green growth in the EECCA region.
The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals thus addressing the heavy environmental legacy of the Soviet model of development. This support is provided within the framework of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme (the EAP Task Force).
The European Union Water Initiative was launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The objective is to create the conditions for mobilising all available EU resources (human & financial), and to coordinate them to achieve the water-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in partner countries.
Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) programme is being implemented by OECD in co-operation with UNECE, UNEP, and UNIDO to assist the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in their transition to green economies. Read the latest news and upcoming events.
This meeting addressed green growth policies for small and medium-sized enterprises, water governance in line with green economy requirements, and reporting on the Task Force programme implementation and plans for 2015.
Following the 2010 request by Kazakhstan to initiate an NPD on water, the NPD process started in the country in 2012. This page provides further information about the NPD process and its achievements in Kazakhstan.
The upcoming EU Water Initiative (EUWI) working group meeting reviews the implementation of National Policy Dialogues on integrated water resources management and on water supply and sanitation in selected countries of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region.
The EUWI EECCA is the regional component of the EU Water Initiative focused on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). It supports work of the European Neighbourhood Policy and of the EU-Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation, and helps to promote the progressive approximation to EU water policies, particularly to the EU Water Framework Directive, in EECCA countries.
The objectives of the meeting held on 5-6 June was to review the design and implementation of environmentally related credit lines supported by international financial institutions (IFIs) and donors which were disbursed through local commercial banks in EaP countries. The outcomes of the meeting would help governments in the region improve the policy- and regulatory environment for green lending.