Enhancement of environmental protection measures in the oil/gas industry of Central Asia (EPMOGI)
The overall objective is to promote increased efficiency and environmental protection measures in the gas/oil networks, thus contributing to improve the capacity of Central Asian countries to access European markets for oil and gas.
The specific objective is to reduce the environmental impact of activities within the oil & gas sector through promotion of appropriate changes in the relevant environmental legislation and implementation of sustainable environmental improvement projects within beneficiary countries.
Appropriate environmental legislation related to the energy sector introduced by:
a. developing and adopting a common strategy for environmental standards and practices in the oil/gas sector both on a national and regional level
b. defining a legislative/regulatory framework for the adoption of environmental standards and practices in the oil/gas industry
c. Implementing information activities to create awareness among the oil/gas industry players on international environmental standards and mechanisms applicable to the oil/gas sector
To demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of introducing environmental protection measures in the oil/gas industry by:
a. preparing a short/medium term action plan for the introduction of identified environmental protection measures
b. preparing feasibility studies for a number of specific environmental projects for the oil/gas industry that could apply for IFI investment, stimulating the application of environmental support mechanisms such as the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol
To provide direct support to environmental demonstration projects that support the introduction of specific environmental protection measures