Environmental Policy and Instruments
The principal purpose of environmental policy is to provide a framework and guidelines for decision-making and activities at the international, national, regional and local levels aimed at further improvements in the environmental quality as a whole and in the quality of environmental components. Environmental policy focuses on enforcement of sustainable development principles, continuing integration of the environmental perspective into sectoral policies, and increasing the economic efficiency and social acceptability of environmental protection programmes, projects and activities.
- Integrated Pollution Register of the Environment
Integrated Pollution Register of the Environment (IPR) is a publicly accessible electronic structured database about environmental pollution from the industrial and agricultural facilities. IPR covers information on 93 reported substances releases (also accident ones) to the air, water, soil and in off-site transfers (wastewater treated outside the facility, pollutants in wastes and amount of wastes). Establishment of the IPR mainly targets following goals - to require regular periodical data reporting of releases and transfers from companies and to offer relevant and reliable data to all involved parties on Internet.