Environmental Performance Reviews: Azerbaijan

Second Review

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This second Environmental Performance Reviews covers the nine issues of importance to Azerbaijan 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 and the protection of the Caspian Sea, waste management, air management, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas.



Economic instruments and expenditures for environmental protection

The first Environmental Performance Reviews (EPR) described the system of regulatory and economic instruments available for environmental purposes. These included (i) emission charges for air pollution, wastewater generation and waste disposal; (ii) user charges, taxes on the extraction and use of natural resources; and (iii) penalties and compensation for environmental damage. There have not been any significant changes in this basic legal framework, in particular regarding pollution charges, although penalties were increased in 2007. User charges have also been raised and new rules have been introduced for the calculation of waste fees.


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