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.




Azerbaijan is situated in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. With its land area of 86,600  km2, Azerbaijan is the largest of the three South Caucasus countries. The territory of Azerbaijan extends 400  km from north to south and 500  km from west to east. The country is bordered by the Russian Federation to the north (border length 390  km), the Caspian Sea to the east (800  km), the Islamic Republic of Iran to the south (756  km), Turkey to the south-west (15  km), Armenia to the west (1,007  km) and Georgia to the north-west (480  km).


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