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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,
Effective communication and enhanced information sharing in both English and Russian is essential to underpin the actions and to facilitate the co-operation. Special efforts are needed to communicate effectively with the EECCA Regional Environmental Centers, the NGOs and private sector.
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This document has been prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat to share with EECCA countries, donor partners and other stakeholders the experience of the pilot initiative "Policy Dialogue for Institutional Strengthening of the Ministry of Environment of Georgia". The document also offers an evaluation of the usefulness of such Policy Dialogues and a brief description of follow-up initiatives that may require donor support
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Domestic Policy Frameworks for Adaptation in the Water Sector, draft paper, March 2006.
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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.
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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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This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. It examines the progress made in water management in OECD countries in the light of the objectives of the “OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century”. A first cycle of Environmental Performance Reviews, covering all member countries, was
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Key Adaptation Concepts and Terms (draft, March 2006)
The report proposes an in-depth analysis of the main methodological difficulties associated with estimating the social value of a reduction in risk to children. It also underlines key policy implications and inputs for further research.