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.



Forestry, biodiversity and protected areas

The management of forestry, biodiversity and PAs in Romania has changed considerably since the first EPR, due to the country’s accession to the EU in 2007. The need to comply with the EU nature directives, i.e. the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive, and affiliation with the Natura 2000 network, has provided Romania with the framework and legislative requirements necessary to address shortcomings in previous legislation regarding the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as the designation and management of PAs.


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