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Creating Incentives for Greener Products

A Policy Manual for Eastern Partnership Countries

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The European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) struggle with environmental challenges related to the consumption and end-of-life management of many harmful products. This policy manual considers the potential use and implementation of four categories of product-related economic instruments to address some of these challenges: product taxes, tax differentiation based on environmental factors, deposit-refund systems and extended producer responsibility (EPR).

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The objective of the document is to help the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to design or reform economic instruments related to environmentally harmful products in order to provide incentives for both reducing pollution and introducing greener products. It has been developed within the framework of the initiative “Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) funded by the European Commission and implemented by the OECD in partnership with the UNEP, UNIDO and UNECE. The target audience of this policy manual includes key government stakeholders (ministries of environment, economy and finance) as well as the business community, nongovernmental and academic institutions in EaP countries.

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