This report was prepared by Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in the context of the European Commission DG Environment framework contract u0093Financing Capacity for Implementation and Enforcement of Harmonizing Environmental Policy in the NISu0094. The first draft of the report was developed in close co-operation with the EAP Task Force Secretariat.
The objective of this assignment was to develop a u0091road-mapu0092 for convergence of environmental legislation across the NIS towards EU directives. The report identifies preliminary priorities that could help to target further technical assistance at the regional or national level. The report therefore identifies the EU directives, or parts of those directives, that could feasibly be targeted for convergence in the next five to ten years, given the environmental priorities and existing implementation capacity in the NIS.