Environmental policy tools and evaluation

Environmental Policy Toolkit for SME Greening in EU Eastern Partnership Countries

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Published on April 18, 2018

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This toolkit, based on existing good practice, aims to help governments in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to design and implement key instruments to promote environmental compliance and green business practices among small and medium-sized enterprises. Reducing the environmental impact of SMEs in both manufacturing and services is a key success factor in greening the economy. At the same time, improving environmental performance is a significant business opportunity for SMEs as important suppliers of goods and services. Developed under the EaP GREEN project, this report will be of interest to environmental and economic ministries, as well as business associations and non-governmental and academic institutions in EaP countries.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Policy tools for supporting SME greening7 chapters available
Greening SMEs: Opportunities and challenges in EaP countries
Environmental compliance progress and challenges for SMEs in EaP countries
Environmental regulatory tools in OECD and EaP countries
Information-based instruments and improved messaging around SMEs' environmental requirements
Economic incentives to encourage greening of EaP SMEs
Institutional aspects of greening SMEs in EaP countries
Financing for greening SMEs
Guidance for issue-specific implementation in pilot countries4 chapters available
Simplified Environmental Management Systems for SMEs in Armenia
Information scheme for greening SMEs in the Republic of Moldova
Guidance on environmental regulation of SMEs with a low level of environmental risk in Ukraine
Green certification scheme for SMEs in the hospitality sector in Georgia
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