Municipal Environmental Investments in South Eastern Europe: 2001 to 2005

Municipal Environmental Investments in South Eastern Europe: 2001 to 2005
September 2007 | Print | Paper

The paper analyses the development of municipal waste and water infrastructure in South Eastern Europe (SEE):  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (as defined under UNSCR 1244), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. it outlines the key challenges in the development of municipal infrastructure and provides good examples from the SEE region on how these have been addressed. The paper covers the period 2001 to 2005, although developments after 2005 in the area of legislative progress are also outlined. The report also makes recommendations for local governments and other relevant stakeholders for the development of infrastructure projects. The paper was presented at the Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe", held in Belgrade in 2007.