An agreement on co-operation between the Russian Government and the OECD was signed in June 1994, though co-operation began in 1991. In 1997, OECD and the Russian government agreed that eventual membership of OECD by Russia was a "shared goal".
The collapse of communism in Central Europe in the late 80's, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 90's, brought the region's serious environmental problems to the attention of the international community. Many of these problem...
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The overview of the recent country applications is presented in the EAP Task Force Background Paper on Financing Strategies in Urban Water Sector in the NIS both in English
Analysis and reporting on environmental financing trends in the NIS and CEE has been an important underlying activity in the developments and conclusions from the Conferences under the Environment for Europe process.
The NIS Environmental Finance Network, previously known as NIS Environmental Funds Network, was launched in 1997 in Almaty, Kazakhstan under the auspices of the EAP Task Force.
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The following on-line and free of charge documents on co-operation with Non-Members are available here in .pdf format. You will need Adobe's (free) Acrobat Reader installed to view these files.
The "Environment for Europe" Conferences are important international fora, allowing environment ministers from CEEC and NIS to meet their counterpart from OECD countries.
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The policy statement recognises that governments' role, and donor support, is catalytic. Governments can set goals, establish policies and provide targeted assistance to overcome key obstacles. However, ultimately, enterprises and their managers must take on the commitment to continuously improve their environmental performance. With time the process should be self-sustaining, driven by the commitment and interest of enterprises, and
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This report assesses the progress in achieving the Basic Capacity Level for Cleaner Production in CEEC and the NIS and identifies remaining gaps and describes possible next steps.
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This paper presents preliminary conclusions from a survey on the use of economic instruments for pollution control and natural resource management in the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS).