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Enhancing Environmental Assessment Systems in Selected Countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in line with the UNECE Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment

This publication was prepared by the consultants to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) secretariat to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Protocol on SEA) with the support of the secretariat and with funding from the EU-funded “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) programme. It documents lessons learned from five-year capacity building activities for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under the EaP GREEN.

The publication briefly introduces the Convention and the Protocol and the procedures they set out. Activities carried out, their outcomes and achievements, remaining challenges and issues, lessons learned and recommendations for further development of SEA and EIA systems are presented on a country specific basis and for the sub-region as a whole.