GOPA project database
Since its founding in 1965, GOPA has successfully implemented over 3,500 projects in more than 130 countries. At present, over 140 are being carried out. This database provides a selection of projects best illustrating GOPA’s fields of activity.
Air quality governance in the ENPI (European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument) East Countries – ENPI East Regional Action Programme 2009
Regional - Europe
Rural Development and Environment
European Commission (EC) on behalf on and for the account of the governments of seven countries
European Commission (EC)
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Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
The Air Quality Governance project was in line with the objectives of the Eastern Partnership Initiative, which provided measures promoting environmental protection, nature conservation and sustainable management of natural resources including fresh water and marine resources (Article 2, paragraph 1a).
All ENPI Action Plans, developed for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, provided, amongst others, for:
- Developing legislation and basic procedures and ensuring planning for key environmental sectors;
- Enhancing administrative capacities, including for the issuing of permits as well as for monitoring, enforcement and inspection.
The overall objective was the improved and sustainable management of natural resources, including nature protection, reduced effects of climate change and increased environmental cooperation and awareness.
The specific objectives were:
- Improve the convergence to European legislation and regulations (air quality related legislation and - IPPC), contributing to improve air quality and strengthen implementation and compliance;
- Improve the implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (especially UN ECE CLRTAP and related protocols);
- Raise environmental awareness through cooperation at national, regional and sub-regional levels among decision makers, industry and civil society.
 Taking into account draft Directive on Industrial Emissions
- The partner countries pursue better implementation of legislation and regulations in the field of air quality and integrated pollution prevention and control;
- Regarding air quality the partner countries comply better with international standards and gradually converge towards European policy principles, approaches and legislation;
- Better environmental awareness through national, regional and sub-regional cooperation and through the involvement of civil society (NGOs) and the private sector.