Environmental Performance Reviews: Tajikistan

Second Review

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The present publication takes stock of the progress made by Tajikistan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second Environmental Performance Review also covers 10 issues of importance to Tajikistan 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, climate change, forestry, biodiversity and protected areas and environmental health.

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Tajikistan is a land-locked country in South-East Central Asia. It is bordered to the north by Kyrgyzstan (border length 630 km), to the east by China (430 km), to the south by Afghanistan (1,030 km), and to the north and west by Uzbekistan (910 km). With a land area of 143,100 km2, Tajikistan is the smallest of the Central Asian countries. Tajikistan is an extremely mountainous country, and earthquakes are frequent because it is situated on an active seismic belt extending throughout the entire south-eastern section of Central Asia.

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