Since EU4Environment launch in 2019, an important progress has been done in modernising environmental policies and legislation, aligning them with the EU framework, promoting resource efficient and cleaner production in enterprises and mobilising financial resources for reducing environmental risks and impacts.
The meeting took stock of the Programme implementation, assessed the progress, showcased key achievements, and discussed work plans for 2021-2022.
The economies of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) have been negatively affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Government officials, policy makers and experts discussed on 25 June priority steps for building back greener in the region. The discussion was based on the OECD policy brief “COVID-19 and Greening the Economies of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia”.
Since 2019, EU4Environment has been supporting Armenia towards green transformation. Find out highlights of concrete results and achievements in our new released country profile.
Within the EU Green Week, EU4Environment is organising a virtual event “Towards Zero Pollution in the Eastern Partnership countries”. This regional conference 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.
On 20 May 2021, high-level representatives from the EU, the OECD and OGP discussed how to effectively advance necessary reforms in the Eastern Partnership countries. The rule of law, a fair justice system, open civic space and good governance are essential for a fair and sustainable socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19.
Estimates of how much countries need to invest to reach their climate targets can support their budget planning and their capital raising strategies. Comprehensive assessments of investment needs for climate action up to 2030 and beyond are missing in the South Caucasus countries as well as in most OECD member countries. The OECD has estimated investment costs in gross fixed assets for around 50 climate-related actions in Armenia.