Environment in emerging and transition economies

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  • Moldova: Energy Subsidy Reform Schemes

    This report looks at the fiscal, environmental and social impacts of energy subsidy reform in Moldova with a particular focus on energy affordability. Reduced value added tax (VAT) rate on natural gas consumption and a VAT exemption on electricity and heat consumption by domestic users represent the largest fossil-fuel consumer subsidies in Moldova.

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  • Ukraine: Access to Private Finance for Green Investments

    This report provides a case study for the development of sustainable energy lending in Ukraine. It reviews the macro-economic and political context for green investments in Ukraine, before looking in more detail at the role and capacity of the banking sector.

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  • Kazakhstan: Shardara Multi-Purpose Water Infrastructure

    Focused on the case of the Shardara multi-purpose water infrastructures (MPWIs) in Low Syr-Darya Basin, South Kazakhstan and Kyzyl-Orda oblasts (provinces) of Kazakhstan, this report looks at the choice and design of MPWI investment strategies that ensure a high economic return on investments and potential bankability, based on a computer model and lessons learned from 15 international case studies.

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The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) in developing policies that improve environmental quality and social well-being, while creating opportunities for strong economic growth and decent jobs. This work is carried out under the GREEN Action Task Force which is a unique platform of EECCA countries and development co-operation partners to exchange best practice and experience on key environmental and green growth policies, to upgrade these policies and institutional capacities for environmental management and to promote green investment.

Green ACTION TASK FORCE: greening the economy in eastern europe, caucasus and central asia

Greening economies in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood
- from Commitment to Results  (PDF) 

Water policy reforms in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
- Achievements from 2006-16
(PDF)

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