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Current environmental problems in member states of the Eurasian Economic Union

Elen Akopova (), Assiya Nursapa and Ilyas Kuderin
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Elen Akopova: Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi
Assiya Nursapa: Narxoz University
Ilyas Kuderin: Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi

International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 2018, vol. 18, issue 4, 529-539

Abstract: Abstract Member states of the Eurasian Economic Union face many common problems in the field of environmental protection inherited from the Soviet Union. These problems gained momentum in early XXI century. This article is devoted to the analysis of modern environmental problems in member states of the Eurasian Economic Union as well as to search for ways to resolve them. Effective environmental management in the Eurasian Economic Union requires cooperation with the European Union using its experience in the field of environmental activities and implementing its international policies. EurAsEC needs to develop its own programs aimed at saving the environment, modernization of environmental legislation, promotion of activities aimed at environmental preservation in addition to relevant prohibitions and sanctions. Special attention should be given to utilization of industrial and consumption waste, since it jeopardizes the environment. The authors of this study summarized the information regarding environmental issues in member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, the EU experience in addressing environmental issues and the international legislation related to the environmental activities. In addition, the study provides practical recommendations, which in the case of their practical application will promote environmental restoration in the Eurasian Economic Union. However, this activity will have positive effect beyond the Union.

Keywords: Environment; Environmental problems; Eurasian Economic Union; European Union; Environmental safety; Pollution; Environmental recreation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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