Does European financing facilitate the implementation of the Espoo convention in nuclear-energy related activities? Experience from Ukraine.
Briefing | 9 May 2014 Download
Public finance can play a role in ensuring nuclear safety and the transparency and accountability of government decisions related to nuclear energy by encouraging governments to fully apply Espoo procedures at earlier stages of the programme or plan and to provide more information about loan conditionalities. However, only a limited positive effect has been seen in Ukraine due in part to a lack of transparency by the financial institutions and to the selective application of convention requirements.