Environmental Performance Reviews: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Second Review

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The Environmental Performance Reviews Programme is considered an important instrument for countries with economies in transition. The second round puts particular emphasis on implementation, integration, financing and the socio-economic interface with the environment. This report takes stock of the progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations in the first review (Annex I). It also covers nine issues of importance to Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular water management, waste management and forestry.



Economic instruments and expenditure for environmental protection

Since the first EPR, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has continued the process of developing and defining its environmental priorities and policies, including with regard to economic instruments. At the time of the second EPR review, evidence shows that in most cases the current policy of the Government of BiH is to manage environmental problems with regulatory instruments and not through market incentives that could rectify the incorrect pricing of environmental services in the country.


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