Environment in emerging and transition economies

Environment Action Programme Task Force: 2013 annual meeting


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EAP Task Force meeting_Georgia_2013 The meeting of the Environment Action Programme (EAP) Task Force took place on 17-18 September 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It marked the 20th anniversary of the EAP Task Force and of OECD’s support for its work. The nature of work has evolved considerably over the years and is now focused on environment-related co-operation with countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The discussion was built around two main components of the EAP Task Force’s programme of work: green growth policies, with a focus on fossil fuel subsidies, and water policy reform, particularly the linkage to green growth. The meeting was attended by government officials from nine EECCA countries, Romania, and eight OECD members. Representatives of the European Commission, EBRD, the European Investment Bank, UNECE, UNEP, UNIDO, four Regional Environmental Centres, as well as the NGO and business community were also present.   
The high-level segment on 17 September engaged Ministers of Environment from Georgia and Armenia.‌ The EAP Task Force met back to back with the EaP GREEN Steering Committee


Photo: A. Harutyunyan, Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia and K. Gogaladze, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia.
EAP TF meeting 2013 Tbilisi: photo 1
Photo: K. Gogaladze, Minister and N. Sharashidze, First Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, and J. Keinhorst, Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany.



Agenda/Summary record


Open high-level segment on green growth policies


Water as a driver for green growth 

» Annotated agenda

» Summary record of the annual EAP Task Force meeting in Oslo (24-25 September 2012)


» Towards green growth. A summary for policy makers

» What have we learned from attempts to introduce green-growth policies?

» Environmental Governance and Green Growth: Executive Summary

» OECD environmental outlook to 2050: Highlights


» Viable Business Models for Sanitation in Small Towns and Rural Settlements in Moldova

» Improving the use of economic instruments for water resource management in Kyrgyzstan: the case of lake Issyk-Kul Basin

Progress and plans for 2014
  Removing fossil fuel subsidies    Other business

» Progress in implementing the EAP Task Force programme of work (September 2012 – August 2013)

» Draft OECD/EAP Task Force programme of work and budget for 2014

» EAP Task Force long-term programme of work 2012-2015


» Inventory of estimated budgetary support and tax expenditures for fossil fuels 2013: Summary of the main findings

» Energy subsidies and climate change in Kazakhstan

» Analysing energy subsidies in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia


  » Progress since the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference within the framework of the Environmental Action Programme Task Force: promoting better policies and tools for water. Report by the Environmental Action Programme Task Force
Relevant documents shared by the participating countries and institutions

» Green economy in Georgia

» Concept for transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Green Economy








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