The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals thus addressing the heavy environmental legacy of the Soviet model of development. This support is provided within the framework of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme (the EAP Task Force). Save the date: Annual meeting of the EAP Task Force on 7-8 October 2015.
Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) programme is being implemented by OECD in co-operation with UNECE, UNEP, and UNIDO to assist the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in their transition to green economies. Read the latest news and upcoming events.
The European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) struggle with environmental challenges related to the consumption and end-of-life management of many harmful products. This policy manual considers the potential use and implementation of four categories of product-related economic instruments to address some of these challenges: product taxes, tax differentiation based on environmental factors, deposit-refund systems and extended producer responsibility (EPR).
The EAP Task Force will discuss contributions to the 2016 “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, ongoing work on access to private finance for green investments in Ukraine, recent work on creating market incentives for greener products, and the work plan for 2016. It will also review activities carried out in framework of the EU Water Initiative, and the future work plan on strengthening water management policies in EECCA.
D'ici 2050, les ressources disponibles en eau douce subiront des pressions accrues, 2.3 milliards de personnes de plus qu’aujourd’hui étant appelés à vivre dans des bassins hydrographiques soumis à un stress hydrique élevé. Allocution du Secrétaire général de l'OCDE, M. Angel Gurría : "Mettre la révolution de l'information au service de l'eau", Paris, le 21 Septembre 2015.
NPD in Moldova
The European Union Water Initiative was launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The objective is to create the conditions for mobilising all available EU resources (human & financial), and to coordinate them to achieve the water-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in partner countries.
The meeting was held on 18 June 2015 in Chisinau, Moldova. The key objective was to discuss the progress made on the programme implementation and to agree the work plan for 2015-16.
Governments willing to pursue policies designed to promote green growth need indicators that can raise awareness, measure progress and identify potential opportunities and risks. This workshop showcased how synergies among the fields of environment, green growth/economy and sustainable development could be exploited in the view of developing effective national approaches towards measuring green growth in the EECCA region.
This expert meeting focused on promoting a better environmental performance of SMEs in the six partner countries of EaP GREEN programme (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). It was held on 12 February 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine.