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  • 15-October-2009

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    Annual Meeting of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Plan (EAP), Paris

    This meeting was held on 15-16 October 2009 in Paris. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress in the implementation of the EAP Task Force's Programme of Work.

  • 9-June-2009

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    From Grim to Green: towards a low-carbon future

    Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.

  • 8-June-2009

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    Managing decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in EECCA

    Decentralisation process is seen as very positive and promoted worldwide. But the process of decentralisation may also be questioned as the implementation of it can lead to problems, in particular when the process is implemented in a haste...

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  • 14-May-2009

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    Assessing Environmental Management Capacity: Towards a Common Reference Framework - Environment Working Paper No. 8

    This working paper provides a synthesis of major elements and approaches of institutional assessment that may be applied to environmental management.

  • 13-May-2009

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    EECCA workshop on integrating the environment sector into medium-term expenditure frameworks (10 June 2009)

    The main objective of the workshop was to discuss in detail the scope of a survey on the experience of countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) with integrating the environmental sector into medium-term budgeting processes.

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  • 13-May-2009

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  • 11-May-2009

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    Integrating Public Environmental Expenditure within Multi-year Budgetary Frameworks - Environment Working Paper No. 7

    This working paper analyses how multi-year budgetary processes work in practice in both high income OECD countries and in aid-receiving countries.

  • 24-April-2009

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    Workshop on strengthening financial planning and management for WSS in central government, municipalities and utilities of EECCA countries, Kiev

    The workshop was held on 24 April 2009, in Kiev, Ukraine. The objective was to present and discuss the results produced in the framework of EAP Task Force work and supported by the EC TACIS grant over the last two years.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    Surface Water Quality Regulation in EECCA Countries: Directions for Reform

    The paper presents an overview of the main features of the existing EECCA systems of surface water quality standards and the need to improve them. It also describes the key conceptual directions for reform based on OECD and EECCA country experience.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

    The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of

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