Environmental responsibility mechanism development in the public sector of the economy

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Environmental responsibility mechanism in the public sector of the economy has an important sense in UN Sustainability Development Goals achievement, as well as in ensuring the competitiveness of the state-owned companies and the state as a whole. Sustainability concept, concept of “smart cities and smart communities” and the implementation of public administration reform, the necessity to increase the transparency of state-owned companies and the responsibility of municipalities to communities determine the reasonability and urgency in environmental responsibility mechanism development. Systematization and comparative analysis of world and national experience of environmental responsibility mechanism development in the public sector of the economy were made. The author’s approach to the structuring of the mechanism of environmental responsibility in the public sector was developed. Public policy peculiarities implementation in the field of environmental responsibility were investigated considering the levels of regulation of such liability: in state-owned companies as models for other sectors of the economy; in public authorities and municipalities.

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    • Figure 1. The share of the public sector in the economy for the first quarter of 2018
    • Figure 2. Sustainable development index and indices of social, ecological and economic dimensions by regions of Ukraine for the period 2004–2016
    • Table 1. Index of transparency of Ukrainian state-owned companies by their sectoral affiliation