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.

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Policymaking framework for sustainable development and environmental protection

The second EPR review is taking place in 2010, which was declared the Year of the Environment by the President of Azerbaijan. Accordingly, high priority has been granted to the environment, raising awareness and moving environmental protection higher up the priority list of Government policies. As a result, significant progress has been observed in terms of the attention to environmental problems at the governmental level, as evidenced by increased allocation in short-term funding plans or the implementation of projects with considerable environmental and health impact.

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