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Environmental Performance Reviews: Romania

Second Review

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The second Environmental Performance Review of Romania takes stock of the progress made by Romania in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2001. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to Romania related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular the sustainable management and protection of water resources, waste management, climate change, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas. The publication is aimed at officials and experts working for public authorities responsible for environmental policy, representatives of civil society, the business community, academia and the media.

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Introduction

Romania is situated in the south-eastern part of central Europe. It has a land area of 238,391 km2, of which approximately 8,500 km2 consists of bodies of water. The total border length is 2,508 km. Romania shares a border with Bulgaria (border length 608 km) to the south, Serbia (476 km) to the east, Hungary (443 km) to the north, Ukraine to the north (362 km) and to the east (169 km), and to the north-east with the Republic of Moldova (681 km). Romania also has 247 km of Black Sea coastline to the east of the country.

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