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The purpose of this report: "Environmental Expenditure in the NIS-Russian Country Report" - is to present the results of the environmental expenditure data collection carried out in Novgorod and Pskov oblasts, Russia from November 1999 through April 2000.
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The OECD has been working on environmental taxation in the Russian Federation since 2001. This report focuses on reforming pollution charges, the main and most comprehensive type of economic instrument used for environmental protection in Russia.
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Economic growth has been recorded during the last couple of years in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Thus, Environmental Enforcement Authorities are being challenged to prevent and control environmental pollution and degradation during the period of economic recovery and production upturn.
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A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003. This is a Russian version.
Environment Ministers from 55 countries of Europe, North America, Caucasus and Central Asia met in Kyiv on 21-23 May at 5th 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference. OECD provided inputs on environmental policy instruments, financing.
This book presents a method to develop financing strategies for investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and municipal solid waste. The strategies, supported by the FEASIBLE computer model, were developed in several countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), in EU accession countries and China.
An agreement on co-operation between the Russian Government and the OECD was signed in June 1994, though co-operation began in 1991. In 1997, OECD and the Russian government agreed that eventual membership of OECD by Russia was a "shared goal".
This report assesses the adequacy of environmental information in the Russian Federation against the background of the changing needs for environmental information in the current process of economic transition.