The "Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) partnership project is an EU financed regional programme that is being implemented to assist six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in their transition to green economies. These six partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
The EaP GREEN Programme involves four international organisations that work together to provide comprehensive support to achieve the Programme’s objective: OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). Each organisation is working in its area of expertise to assist the EaP countries to strengthen the analysis, policy instruments and capacities needed to make the transition to a green economy.
In each of the EaP countries a lot of effort is being put in policies addressing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)-relevant issues, albeit often in an isolated fashion and without enough coordination. The environmental policy instruments are quite diverse but in many cases their design needs further adjustment to good international practice.
Although the EaP GREEN Programme is regional, many of its activities are being implemented nationally and the results are being shared in various regional forums. Both policy support and demonstration projects are envisaged.
Recently, two new publications have been developed by UNEP under the EaP GREEN programme: the report "Sustainable Consumption and Production Policies and Initiatives in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus: Review of Progress and Way Forward" (English and Russian), as well as the "Green Economy Scoping Study: Republic of Moldova" (English and Romanian).