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Environmental Performance Reviews: Croatia

Second Review

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The present publication contains the second Environmental Performance Review of Croatia. The review takes stock of the progress made by Croatia in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 1999. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second EPR also covers 9 issues of importance to the countries 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, biodiversity and protected areas, and tourism. 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.

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Implementation of international environmental agreements and commitments

Since 1999 Croatia has ratified 22 multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) (Annex II). The EU accession process contributed to a modification, refinement and reformulation of many of the laws and secondary legislation. The process of pre-accession negotiations and harmonization of the domestic legislation with that of the EU helped Croatia to continue, or even start in some cases, the implementation process. Full implementation of the MEAs is lacking at the level of regional and local self-governments.

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