In 2016, Azerbaijan launched a strategic roadmap for development of the national economy and 11 key sectors, with medium and long-term goals for reforms and sustainable development. Azerbaijan’s overarching policy document “Azerbaijan 2020: Look to the Future” aims to integrate environmental concerns into economic development, minimize environmental pollution and improve environmental protection, efficient use of natural resources, utilization of renewable energy sources and achieving energy efficiency.

EU4Environment is helping Azerbaijan develop green investment strategies, finalise the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) laws, reform regulatory regimes, promote compliance assurance, reinforce policy dialogues on green finance and investment, support public environmental expenditure management, assess and reinforce administrative capacity and develop Green Growth Indicators (GGIs).

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