Environment in emerging and transition economies

Shared environmental information system and green growth - Regional workshop for the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia


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. Governments willing to pursue policies designed to promote green growth need indicators that can raise awareness, measure progress and identify potential opportunities and risks.A shared environmental information system (SEIS) is currently being developed at the pan-European level to support a regular environmental assessment processes. The OECD supports EECCA countries in developing a green growth measurement framework. It invited experts from ministries of economy, environment and national statistical offices to explore how the SEIS data flows could be used in applying green growth indicators in the region.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Enhance the understanding of green growth or green economy concepts and related measurement frameworks in EECCA;
  • Bring together the national SEIS and green growth/economy networks;
  • Explore how the SEIS data flows (those underpinning the UNECE environmental indicators) can be used in applying green growth indicators in the region;
  • Identify how components of green growth measurement that are not covered through UNECE environmental indicators could be addressed in the future under EaP GREEN and ENPI-SEIS projects; and
  • Advise if SEIS should include additional components of green growth measurement.

Meeting documents

Background papers


Concepts of green growth/economy and Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS)
Green Growth Strategy and its implementation in the OECD countries - Kumi Kitamori, Environment Directorate, OECD
Strategic framework for greening the economy in the pan-European region - Rie Tsutsumi, Regional Office for Europe, UNEP
Measuring green growth – the OECD approach - Myriam Linster and Ivan Hascic, Environment Directorate, OECD
SEIS and its application for green growth/economy and SEIS on-going developments - Adriana Gheorghe, EEA; and Lukasz Wyrowski, UNECE
Environmental and green growth indicators - Country case studies on developing green growth indicators
Kyrgyz Republic - Liubov Ten, Ministry of Economy; and Baktygul Ysabekova, Statistical Department, National Statistical Committee (in Russian)
Moldova - Maria Nagornii, Ministry of Environment; and Emilia Cebotari, Ministry of Economy
Ukraine - Olga Khomyakova, Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment”
Russian Federation - Marina Fomenko, Research Centre Resources and Consulting; and Natalia Shashlova, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Statistics, Federal State Statistics Service
Country studies prepared by the OECD - Myriam Linster, Environment Directorate, OECD
Czech Republic - Tomas Hak, Environment Center, Charles University
Slovak Republic - Tatiana Guštafíková, Slovak Environmental Agency
Presentation on matches between UNECE environmental and OECD green growth indicators - Lukasz Wyrowski, UNECE
SEIS and green growth data flows
Mapping of data flows between UNECE environmental and OECD green growth indicators - Robin Rieprich, Christin Thurow (Consultants)


Projects related to green growth indicators in EaP countries are conducted within the framework of the “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) Programme. 

EaP GREEN is funded by the European Commission and other donors, and implemented by the OECD in partnership with the UNEP, UNIDO and UNECE. 


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