Environmental Performance Review
An Environmental Performance Review (EPR) is an assessment of the progress a country has made in reconciling its environmental and economic targets and in meeting its international environmental commitments. The EPR Programme assists countries to improve their environmental management and performance; promotes information exchange among countries on policies and experiences; helps integrating environmental policies into economic sectors; promotes greater accountability to the public and strengthens cooperation with the international community.
www.unece.org/env/The Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Batumi, 2016) recognized the role that EPRs can play in supporting the achievement and monitoring of SDGs in the pan-European region (see Ministerial Declaration).
A joint paper to discuss the opportunities for integrating a review of progress in achieving the SDGs in the EPR process was prepared by UNECE and UNEP for the Batumi Conference (see ECE/BATUMI.CONF/2016/INF/5).