Public governance

Creating Incentives for Greener Products

A Policy Manual for Eastern Partnership Countries

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Published on October 07, 2015

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).


Abbreviations and Acronyms
Executive summary
Strategic approach to using product-related economic instruments
Lessons learned from the application of product-related economic instruments
Product taxes and environmental tax differentiation: Design and implementation
Deposit-refund systems: Design and implementation
Extended Producer Responsibility: Design and implementation
Development and implementation checklists
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eap green: Greening Economies in the European Union's Eastern partnership countries

The programme assists six countries of the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership in progressing faster towards a green economy framework:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine

Decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation should result in:

  • higher productivity and competitiveness
  • better natural capital management
  • enhanced environmental quality of life
  • more resilient economies