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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Environmental Performance Reviews (EPRs) for countries in transition were initiated by environment ministers at the Second Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” (Lucerne, Switzerland, 1993). Subsequently, the United Nations Economic Commision for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Environmental Policy decided to make the EPRs a part of its regular programme. The first cycle of reviews, of 23 countries of the UNECE region, began in 1994 and was carried out until 2004.

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