NGOs from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are launching a joint project to assess the state of play of good environmental governance in the Eastern Partnership countries and to propose the ways how to improve it. Based on results of the assessment, they will formulate recommendations for their governments and civil society organizations.
During 2022, the organization RICDOG (Georgia), The National Environmental Center (Moldova) and Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment” (Ukraine, member of UNP WG3) will assess the state of play of good environmental governance (GEG) in the three Eastern Partnership countries. This will help to understand the challenges with GEG and formulate concrete recommendations for national authorities, European Commission, civil society. The success stories from Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine will help to share experience with other EaP countries and propose joint political recommendations for the EaP region.
“The effective implementation of the GEG principles will help to accelerate the progress towards reforms in the field of environmental protection and climate change in the three Associate countries, – Nataliya Andrusevych, Chair of the Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment”, pointed out. – This will also promote the involvement of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine into the European processes of the green transformation.”
During the project “Advocating for good environmental governance in the EaP region” it is planned:
- to develop a methodology and assess the implementation of GEG in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine;
- to hold a round table to present and discuss the results of the assessment and recommendations for the implementation of GEG in the EaP region;
- to prepare and to present a brochure on the GEG best practices in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The good environmental governance is a key precondition for reaching environmental and climate resilience. This is confirmed by the Luxembourg declaration on cooperation in the field of environment and climate change in the EaP. GEG is among requirements under the Association Agreements of three EaP countries (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine).
The project benefits from support through the EaP Civil Society Forum Re-granting Scheme (FSTP) to Members and is funded by the European Union as part of its support to civil society in the region. Within its Re-granting Scheme, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) supports projects of its members that contribute to achieving the mission and objectives of the Forum.
Grants are available for CSOs from the Eastern Partnership and EU countries. Key areas of support are democracy and human rights, economic integration, environment and energy, contacts between people, social and labour policies.
Information provided by: Nataliya Andrusevych, Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment” (Ukraine, member of UNP WG3)