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Key Information

Objective: The EU4Environment action of the European Union aims to help the six partner countries preserve their natural capital and increase people's environmental well-being, by supporting environment-related action, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts

Partner Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine

Duration: 2019-2022

Budget: EUR 20 million (EU contribution: EUR 19.5 million)

Implementing Partners: OECD, UN Environment, UNECE, UNIDO, the World Bank

Overall direction: DG NEAR and DG Environment of the European Commission

Additional information about the EU4Environment action is presented through the following link

UNECE component: Enhancing strategic environmental assessment and transboundary environmental impact assessment in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (2019 - 2022)

The project is a follow-up activity to the European Union’s EaP GREEN project (2013–2018).

The main objective of the project is to enhance strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) in six beneficiary countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) with a view to preventing and mitigating damage to the environment and health from the economic growth.

The project aims to reinforce and sustain the results achieved in the countries so far by ensuring that their newly established legislation on SEA and EIA is complemented with secondary regulations, fully aligned with the UNECE Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention), its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Protocol on SEA), and systematically applied for greening national economies and for sustainable development.

The project will improve environmental governance by enhancing transparency of decision-making, cross-sectoral cooperation, public participation and stakeholder consultation.

The project promotes transboundary and regional cooperation in assessing environmental impacts.