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ASSESSING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES

Constantin-Marius Apostoaie ()
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Constantin-Marius Apostoaie: CERNESIM Environmental Research Center, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania

EURINT, 2016, vol. 3, 149-168

Abstract: Since the launch of the Eastern Partnership and up to the latest Summit, in May 2015, notable progress has been registered within the framework in various areas, especially in issues related to climate change, environment and energy. Nevertheless, significant environmental problems still linger and require urgent tailor-made solutions. The paper seeks to highlight the environmental status quo as well as the main environmental challenges that the six Eastern European partner countries are faced with, in the context of their intention of alignment to the EU environmental requirements. An understanding of how environmental protection is tackled within these countries may help identify specific models of action for approaching environmental degradation and climate change issues in Eastern Europe. Furthermore, the pressing nature of some environmental problems emphasized here may encourage policy makers to take specific actions towards reversing the troubling trends in environmental degradation and building a healthier society.

Keywords: environmental challenges; environmental performance; Eastern Partnership; cross-country comparison; environmental policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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