|New Public Assessment of Environmental Policy in Ukraine|
|Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00|
This time the leading experts assess environmental policy in Ukraine 2014 year.
On June 18, 2015 in the premises of Head Quarter of UNENGO “MAMA-86”, experts gathered to discuss the preparation of the Public Assessment of Environmental Policy (hereinafter — PAEP) in Ukraine in 2014.
The event was held by Ukrainian National Environmental NGO “MAMA-86” in the framework of the Project “Strengthening Environmental Democracy in Ukraine”, funded by the European Union and implemented with the participation of a wide range of environmental NGOs. This Project aims to improve environmental policy by strengthening qualified public participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Ukrainian environmental policy.
By the end of summer this year, the first version of the document is expected to be presented to public for discussion, additions and corrections. State environmental agencies (national and regional) are expected to participate in the discussion as well.
The participants of the meeting elected the Chief Editor of PAEP 2014, discussed the methodology of writing the document, and ways of regional discussion. Besides the experts discussed the results and main lessons of the study PAEP 2013, the most important findings of which will be presented together with the presentation of the 2014 Public Assessment.
Remember that PAEP — is a document prepared according to a specially developed methodology that includes an analysis of various aspects of environmental policy, implemented in Ukraine in a given year. In particular, it analyses the challenges, stakeholders policies (all players related to the described issues), policy changes, its’ objectives and policy goals and instruments, policy implementation, and the reaction carried out in response. The executive summary and recommendations are included.
The Public Assessment of the Ukrainian Environmental Policy is a continuation of practice which was created in 2003 and revived in 2011. This is an important tool of civil society consolidation and involvement in the monitoring, evaluation and influence on shaping of the future environmental policy.