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Two obstacles to achieving the objectives of the EECCA Environment Strategy overall that emerged from discussions at the 2004 Tbilisi Ministerial meeting were: insufficient engagement of Ministers and other political leaders in the process; and a lack of capacity in the "strategic functions" of Environment Ministries, such as strategic planning (including priority-setting), financial and human resources planning and management,
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This report assesses the feasibility and possible modalities for implementing a debt-for-environment swap between the Kyrgyz Republic and some of its creditors. It concludes that such a swap could be feasible and mutually beneficial if specified conditions are met.
This report examines opportunities beyond the public sector for financing water and other environmental infrastructure in China, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
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The first part of this report assesses the feasibility for implementing a debt-for-environment swap between Georgia and some of its creditors. The second part of this study presents five project pipelines in priority environmental sectors that could be co-financed by a debt-for environment swap
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Securing safe and reliable water and sanitation services for all is one of the leading challenges facing sustainable development. All but a few OECD countries have connected 100% of their populations to safe water supplies, and the majority are connected to wastewater treatment. Progress has also been made in developing countries, where between 1990 and 2000 access to safe water supply rose from 73% to almost 80% of the population.
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Access to water that is safe to drink is vital to human health and to development. Recognising this, world leaders have set themselves the goal of halving by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. This is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to reduce world poverty set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration in the year 2000, and reaffirmed at the 2002
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The first part of this report assesses the feasibility for implementing a debt-for-environment swap between Georgia and some of its creditors. The second part of this study presents five project pipelines in priority environmental sectors that could be co-financed by a debt-for environment swap.
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Following the discussion of the key findings of the Peer Review of Environmental Enforcement System in Armenia the participants adopted its Conclusions and Recommendations.
In Kiev, Ministers pointed out that the Strategy should be an instrument for providing information about the most effective forms of co-operation between partners. In Tbilisi, Ministers noted that there was a need to monitor partnership experiences; to identify where further efforts are needed.