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20 years of EPRs


For over 20 years the Environmental Performance Review (EPR) Programme has contributed to the improvement of environmental management and performance of more than 20 member states of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The voluntary EPRs have analysed countries’ progress and challenges in meeting environmental targets and commitments and promoted information exchange among countries.
To further improve the EPR processes, UNECE and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as one of the EPR partner organizations, analysed the results, impacts and lessons learned of the EPRs. The outcomes of this joint analysis are presented in this publication together with an analysis on the potential to integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the EPR processes for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the achievement of SDGs at the national level.