Mobilising Finance for Environmental Priorities: Recommendations for the Future

Mobilising Finance for Environmental Priorities: Recommendations for the Future

October 2007 | Print | Paper

This paper identifies actions that could be taken by actors in the “Environment for Europe” process to ensure that adequate levels of finance are available for environmental improvements in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) and South Eastern Europe (SEE). It provides a brief assessment of the trends in environmental expenditure and access to finance in the region and considers the roles of public, private and international sources of finance and the opportunities these present for supporting environmental improvements. The paper was presented at the Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe", held in Belgrade in 2007.