The workshop on Implementing a Best Available Techniques (BAT) approach to environmental regulation in the Eastern Partnership countries took place on 16 November 2020 via Zoom platform.
It facilitated experience sharing on adopting a BAT approach to industrial emission regulation in EaP Countries. It served as a regional meeting for EaP countries to provide updates on BAT-related activities that are in the process of being implemented in the region, discuss challenges, and ways in which peer countries and the EU4Environment project can continue to support implementation.
Participants included representatives from EU Eastern Partnership countries, BAT experts from EU and non-EU countries, and international organisations. It was held in English only.
Adopting a Best Available Techniques (BAT) approach provides governments with the means to set realistic emission limits while giving industry support on adopting the best available techniques and technologies for environmental performance. Countries in the EaP region have expressed commitment to implementing BAT, and with progress already made to varying degrees. Through the EU4Environment Programme, the OECD is continuing to support that work directly, and connecting EaP countries with other national representatives and experts through the OECD Expert Group on BAT.
This workshop built on last year’s workshop, which was also held back to back with the OECD Expert Group on BAT in Seoul, South Korea.