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News: September 2010

EXPERTS DISCUSSED DRAFT HANDBOOK ON DEVELOPMENT, APPROVAL, AGREEMENT AND REPORTING OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES

Source: CARNet, 29.09.2010

A round table was held in Bishkek today, which presented to its participants a draft document – “Guides for Development, Approval, Agreement and Reporting of Environmental Activities in Kyrgyzstan”. The Guide was developed by experts of GEF/UNDP “Capacity Building for Improvement of National Funding of Overall Environmental Governance” project in close cooperation with the National Environment and Forestry Fund.

This document was preliminarily presented to a wide public to obtain recommendations and amendments and then finalized with consideration of all received comments. The roundtable was attended by representatives of SAEP&F, ministries of natural resources, finances, economic development, National Environment Protection and Forestry Fund.

The draft document has the following structure:

  1. General provisions
  2. Terms and definitions
  3. Requirements for Environmental Action Plans (EAP)
  4. EAP development procedure
  5. EAP approval procedure
  6. EAP agreement procedure
  7. Reporting and control of EAP implementation procedure

Interestingly, the broad discussion has touched on not only some of the points and chapters of a new Guide, but also very important financial and management problems of the Environment and Forestry Fund.

As a result of a wide discussion of the document the following decisions have been taken: