Despite the progress in refors of environmental policy, the countries of the European Partnership observes a tendency of losing certain achieved positions, which is a signal of vulnerability of the environmental sector, as the Civil Society Forum of Eastern Partnership Countries (EaP CSF) stated in the course of the fifth meeting of Eastern Partnership Panel on Environment and Climate Change held in Brussels on 2-3 March.
One of the main reasons is weak institutional potenital and low political weight of environmental establishments in the governments, as Anna Golubovskaya-Onisimova, the representative of the Ukrainian environmental public organization 'Mama-86' thinks.
On behalf of the third working group of the EaP CSF, which specializes in environmental matters, it has been proposed:
- to introduce clear formulations of planned activities,
- to carry out analytic examinations of the environemtnal management in the EaP countries on the compliance with the European policies,
- to hold a regional seminar for the discussion of the outcomes of the studies, for which the countriel shall showcase their best practices.
These and other proposals submitted by the third working group of EaP CSF were taken into consideration by the organizers of the East European Panel on Environment and Climate Change. The work on the draft actions plan will continue in online regime. Reminder: the first outcomes of the implementation of Luxemburg Declaration of the Eastern Partnership will be considered at a high-level meeting in two years after the first meeting of environmental ministers.
15:37 March 07, 2017