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Environmental Performance Reviews: Kyrgyzstan

Second Review

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The report takes stock of the progress made by Kyrgyzstan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2000. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations in the first review. It also covers nine issues of importance to Kyrgyzstan 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, land management and biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of forests. The report places particular emphasis on the promotion of sustainable development, as the country gives a high priority to this issue.

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Introduction

Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked country in Central Asia, is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north (border length, 1,051 km), China to the east (858 km), Tajikistan to the south-west (870 km), and Uzbekistan to the west (1,099 km). The total area of the country is 198,500 km2, of which 7,200 km2 (3.6%) are covered by water.

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