Legal Issues Of The Regulation Of Environmental Payments


The analysis of scientific environmental and legal literature, carried out by the authors of the article, showed that environmental payments serve as an instrument of the economic mechanism of environmental protection and the main purpose of their collection should be to preserve the quality of the environment and its resources. However, experience has shown that payments to the budget for the use of natural resources and for the negative impact on the natural environment are not spent adequately and are often aimed not at the environment protection activities, which runs counter to their initial ecological purpose. In order to ensure that environmental payments do not lose their value, the authors of the article, exploring the experience of some countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, propose to establish special state environment funds, which will ensure their targeted nature, and will help to stimulate the legitimate environmental behavior of natural resource users. The establishment of environmental funds should be accompanied by detailed legal regulation of their functioning, including the development of a strict control mechanism over the spending of funds received for environment protection. It is necessary to direct environmental payments strictly to environment protection and nature restoration activities, i.e. all funds received from the collection of environmental payments, damage to the environment, as well as fines for violations in the field of the environment law should be targeted and used exclusively to finance environmental initiatives and projects.

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Gavrilova, Y., Shcherbik, E., & Novitskaya, Y. (2022). Legal Issues Of The Regulation Of Environmental Payments. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1213-1221). European Publisher.