Environment in emerging and transition economies


  • Event: Towards Zero Pollution in the Eastern Partnership countries

    27 May 2021 - Within EU Green Week, EU4Environment will review progress in addressing environmental challenges in the region, demonstrate the success stories and best practices to decrease pollution, and discuss the ways how to address remaining challenges, including those stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Report: Assessment of Investment Needs for Climate Action in Armenia

    Estimates of how much money countries need to invest to reach their climate targets over the coming years can support their budget planning and their capital raising strategies. The OECD Secretariat has estimated investment costs in gross fixed assets for around 50 climate-related actions in Armenia.

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  • Georgia: Access to Green Finance for SMEs

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in Georgia’s economy. SMEs provide more than 67% of employment and about 62% of gross value added. Although the environmental footprint of individual SMEs may be low, their aggregate impact in many respects exceeds that of large businesses.

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The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) in developing policies that improve environmental quality and social well-being, while creating opportunities for strong economic growth and decent jobs. This work is carried out under the GREEN Action Task Force which is a unique platform of EECCA countries and development co-operation partners to exchange best practice and experience on key environmental and green growth policies, to upgrade these policies and institutional capacities for environmental management and to promote green investment.

Green ACTION TASK FORCE: greening the economy in eastern europe, caucasus and central asia

Greening economies in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood
- from Commitment to Results  (PDF) 

Water policy reforms in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
- Achievements from 2006-16


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