The report covers twelve issues of importance to Azerbaijan, divided into three sections, including the framework for environmental policy, management of pollution and natural resources and economic and sectoral integration. Among the issues receiving special attention during the reviews were the policy, legal and institutional framework, public participation in decision-making and access to information; the use and supply of water resources, including drinking water; land use, agriculture and biodiversity; management of waste and contaminated sites; selected Caspian Sea issues and environmental concerns in the oil and gas sectors. The report notes that, during its twelve years of independence, Azerbaijan has steadily improved its system of environmental protection and that much progress has been made. In 2001 it established a Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, and this Ministry has been leading a strong effort to make environmental management a priority within the country.programme, service and repair facilities with good diagnostic equipment and qualified technicians should be established. ... of Ecology and Natural Resources , should develop, adopt and implement new emission standards for new mobile sources according to relevant ... Inventories of greenhouse gases after 1994 are not yet available, although the Climate Change and Ozone Centre plans to prepare itsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Environmental Performance Reviews|
|Author||:||United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2004|