Environment in emerging and transition economies


  • Financing Climate Action in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

    This report aims to shed light on how EECCA countries and development co-operation partners are working together to finance climate actions, using the OECD DAC database to examine finance flows by provider, sector, financial instrument, channel, etc. A significant amount was committed by international public sources to the 11 countries comprising the EECCA in 2013 and 2014, but the scale of such finance varies considerably from country to country and is insufficient to achieve and strengthen their climate targets communicated through the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions COP21.

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  • Inaugural Meeting of the Green Action Programme

    This meeting, held on 24-25 November at the OECD Headquarters, brought together EECCA and OECD countries as well as partner organisations to shape the work of the GREEN Action Programme, to determine how to continue the existing co-operation with governments and civil societies in order to help implement policies that are economically efficient, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable.

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  • Improving Economic Instruments for Water Resources Management in the Republic of Buryatia (Lake Baikal Basin)

    A major challenge facing the Republic of Buryatia, subject of the Russian Federation, is how to balance the task of protecting Lake Baikal – a unique water object and ecological system included in the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage Areas – with the need for dynamic and sustainable socio-economic development of the republic.

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The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals. This support has been provided within the framework of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme (the EAP Task Force) since the early 1990s. 

Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme (the EAP Task Force)

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

Water policy reforms in EECCA - Achievements from 2006-16 (PDF)

Policies for green growth Strengthening water management 

Enabling more rapid shift towards greener, environmentally-oriented growth in the six countries of the EU Eastern Partnership.

EaP GREEN programme 

Supporting economically, financially and environmentally sound management of water resources, including adaptation to climate change in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Partnership with the EU Water Initiative