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GrowSmarter website makes September debut
November 11, 2015

GrowSmarter website makes September debut

The GrowSmarter website, launched on September 30, 2015, showcases market-ready solutions for future smart cities. The GrowSmarter project's new website explains how "12 Smart Solutions" can support the transition to a smart, sustainable Europe and improve the quality of life for local residents. Industry partners from across Europe will work with the "Lighthouse Cities" of...

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Cities to help drive sustainable development in Ukraine
October 26, 2015

Cities to help drive sustainable development in Ukraine

"Strengthening the Local Environmental Planning and Environmental Civil Society in Ukraine: Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Development in Ukraine" was the title of a conference held in Kyiv, Ukraine on October 19-20, 2015. The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) organised what turned out to be informative and inspiring event that drew more than...

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Building and reinforcing environmental bridges between Europe and the MENA region
October 6, 2015

Building and reinforcing environmental bridges between Europe and the MENA region

The Regional Environmental Center's gradual and steady build-up of cooperative efforts and networks across the MENA region reached another pivotal success last week when a REC delegation met with the Tunisian Minister of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, Saad Seddik. The delegation, led by REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert, sat down with Seddik to...

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Study shows big support for Szentendre bike-sharing scheme
October 5, 2015

Study shows big support for Szentendre bike-sharing scheme

The introduction of a Bubi-like public bike system in Szentendre, Hungary (pop. 25,000) is feasible, according to a recently completed six-month study. Optimally, the study concludes, the system would offer electric bikes at 11 prominent locations throughout the city.   The Regional Environmental Center (REC) carried out the study in cooperation with Szentendre City Hall...

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European Mobility Week kicks off on September 16
September 1, 2015

European Mobility Week kicks off on September 16

The 14th annual European Mobility Week kicks off across the continent on September 16. This is a week-long campaign in European towns and cities that traditionally concludes with the 'In Town without My Car' day, to be held this year on September 22. The initiative works to encourage a modal shift from individual car use to more sustainable modes of transport such as...

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Cooperation Key in Climate Change
August 31, 2015

Cooperation Key in Climate Change

Communities in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA region) need early-warning systems for drought and floods, as well as better cooperation between water authorities. These were some of the conclusions of a discussion August 25th at a side event hosted by the Regional Environmental Center during World Water Week in Stockholm. Organised in the framework of the WATER SUM...

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Stakeholder Consultation Meetings on Draft Gender Strategy for the EBRD
August 14, 2015

Stakeholder Consultation Meetings on Draft Gender Strategy for the EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has committed to produce a Strategy for the Promotion of Gender Equality by the end of 2015. The Bank has prepared a draft document and is now organising consultations with outside stakeholders to obtain input prior to sending the final draft to the bank’s board of directors. The EBRD has engaged the Regional...

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