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REC gears up for EMPHASIS project meeting
October 5, 2016

REC gears up for EMPHASIS project meeting

The REC will host the third project meeting and first review meeting of the project Effective Management of Pests and Harmful Alien Species (EMPHASIS) on October 11-14, 2016. The events will bring together 50 European experts to discuss and review the results of the first 18 months of the project, which addresses the challenges posed by native and alien...

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Paris Agreement: Ready for implementation
October 4, 2016

Paris Agreement: Ready for implementation

Jari Vilen, Chairman of the REC Board of Directors, comments on the significance of ratifying the Paris Agreement Q: Following the October 3 decision by EU ministers, today the European Parliament approved the European Union’s ratification of the Paris Agreement, a decision that brings the Agreement very close to entering into force. What...

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REC announces drawing competition for children in Jordan and Tunisia
September 8, 2016

REC announces drawing competition for children in Jordan and Tunisia

Within the WATER SUM project and the Water, Growth and Security Initiative, the REC is organising a water-themed drawing competition for children from Jordan and Tunisia. The competition is funded by the Government of Sweden, while the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation are providing...

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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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