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Objective: The EU4Environment action of the European Union aims to help the six partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) 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

Duration: 2019-2023

Budget: EUR 20.5 million (EU contribution: EUR 19.5 million)

Implementing Partners: OECD, UNECE, UNEP, UNIDO, the World Bank

Overall direction: European Commission

Overall project

Current UNECE webpage presents the project activities under Output 1.3 Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Result 1 Greener decision-making.

In focus

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

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

Main objective: 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 activity 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.