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.



Implementation of international agreements and commitments

Since the first EPR, Romania has pursued an active role in international cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable development. The most significant results have been achieved in cooperation on transboundary waters and biodiversity conservation, particularly with regard to the Danube River basin. Romania is a party to 67 MEAs, 17 of which have been ratified since the first EPR (annex II). The country has also strengthened its participation in the global processes on environment and sustainable development, e.g. through the implementation of Agenda 21 following the WSSD and achievements in respect of the MDGs. The progress made has enabled the country to set more ambitious targets for 2015.


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