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Ukrainians share their views on energy
September 5, 2016

Ukrainians share their views on energy

In order to gain a better understanding of how Ukrainian citizens think and feel about energy-related issues, the REC conducted a survey in five beneficiary municipalities (Ivano-Frankivsk, Cherkasy, Lubny, Poltava and Berdychiv) in July and August 2016. The survey is part of a process to develop local energy security action plans under the first component (Local Environmental...

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Third WGS Conference will take place in April 2017
September 5, 2016

Third WGS Conference will take place in April 2017

With the Second WGS Conference recently concluded, the REC is proud to announce that the Third WGSIni Conference (WGS3) will take place on April 10–13, 2017, in Jordan. The multiple aims of the April conference include: boosting the Water, Growth and Stability Initiative (WGSIni), reviewing achieved results and discussing future steps; setting up a platform for...

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Come to the table: World Café 2016 on Water, Growth, and Stability
September 2, 2016

Come to the table: World Café 2016 on Water, Growth, and Stability

On August 31, 2016, over 60 representatives of central and local governments, regional bodies, NGOs, academia and businesses from the MENA region and beyond gathered in Stockholm during World Water Week for "World Café 2016: Water, Growth and Stability". The event, organised by the Regional Environmental Center (REC), built on World Café 2015’s...

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At SIWI Sofa in Stockholm, water and security at local level take the spotlight
September 1, 2016

At SIWI Sofa in Stockholm, water and security at local level take the spotlight

In this second SIWI Sofa session, which took place during World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm (you can read about the first one here), international water experts and stakeholders met with host Eric Paglia to discuss key water security challenges; actions for improved water management in selected local communities across the MENA region; and the impact of...

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St. Kitts and Nevis to sign Principle 10 agreement
August 12, 2016

St. Kitts and Nevis to sign Principle 10 agreement

For the first time, talks to reach a Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) is taking place in the Caribbean. The meeting is being held at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from August 9-12, 2016. The major highlight of the opening ceremony was the...

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ENVSEC holds SEE regional meeting in Tirana
August 10, 2016

ENVSEC holds SEE regional meeting in Tirana

Partner institutions, stakeholders, donors and high-level representatives gathered at the Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania, on June 28-30 to participate in this year’s ENVSEC Regional Meeting for South Eastern Europe. The main objective of the meeting was to present the initiative’s main achievements in the region since 2003, while strengthening...

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK looks ahead
July 20, 2016

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK looks ahead

As we head into the summer break, for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK coordinators it's never been busier! Here’s an update on some of the recent changes and developments across the region: Since the start of 2016, the Netherlands, Ireland, Moldova, Belarus and Montenegro have all appointed new coordinators, while in Denmark we welcome for the first time a "national...

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