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Environmental Performance Reviews

About

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. Read More

In focus

Since 2017, EPRs include the review of relevant goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provide recommendations to the countries on the achievement of SDGs (see ECE/CEP/2017/17 ENG, FRE, RUS).

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).