Regional Conference - Promoting better environmental performance of SMEs in Eastern Partnership countries, Chisinau, Moldova
Regional (OECD, UNIDO)
Topic: Greening SMEs
The Regional Conference on "Promoting better environmental performance of SMEs in Eastern Partnership countries" marked the end of two and a half years of the SME greening project, which included 19 meetings in the EaP countries, four pilot projects and the production of a number of methodological and communication materials.
The main objectives of this conference, held in Chisinau, Moldova were:
- To present the second edition of the "SME Greening Toolkit" prepared by the OECD secretariat in order to help European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries to strengthen their government policies to promote better environmental performance (voluntary environmental compliance and adoption of green business practices) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
- To discuss and disseminate the results of pilot projects on SME greening in four EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine); and
- To exchange international experience in the design and implementation of policies and instruments for SME greening.
The meeting brought together representatives of the EaP countries’ ministries of environment and economy, business support organisations, business associations, and experts from the region and OECD/EU countries.