Uzbekistan - Enhance Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection

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Uzbekistan commits to reform the existing laws that regulate methods of the use of natural resources. The development and adoption process of the government decision is scheduled in 2018. The commitment aims to improve the system of incentives for pollution reduction, recycling and disposal of waste, and the development of industries using recycled materials.

The commitment falls under focus areas 1 and 2 of the Batumi Initiative to improve the measurement and valuation of natural capital; and promote the internalisation of negative externalities and the sustainable use of natural capital. 

Implementing partners will include relevant ministries and NGOs. 

The commitment is relevant to SDG 12.