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REC hosts regional training on Local Water Security Action Planning
April 21, 2016

REC hosts regional training on Local Water Security Action Planning

A regional training on Local Water Security Action Planning (LWSAP) is currently taking place at the REC Conference Center in Szentendre, Hungary. The event, running from April 21 to April 25, is organised within the framework of the Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management (WATER SUM) project, and financed by the Swedish International...

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It's official! Belarus signs up for MOBILITYWEEK
April 11, 2016

It's official! Belarus signs up for MOBILITYWEEK

In 2015, the European Secretariat welcomed the participation of three cities from Belarus in MOBILITYWEEK: Minsk, Novopolotsk and Polotsk. This marked the first time in the campaign's 14-year history that any city from Belarus even registered for the event. Several NGOs were involved in assisting or collaborating with the three cities, including: Foundation...

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Full steam ahead: Advancing environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
April 5, 2016

Full steam ahead: Advancing environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

On April 5, negotiators from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will gather in Montevideo, Uruguay for the 3rd Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in the LAC Region. The main aim of the process is to alleviate conflicts between the state and citizens by...

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Ukraine LEAPs, Phase 2: two additional partner municipalities selected
April 4, 2016

Ukraine LEAPs, Phase 2: two additional partner municipalities selected

In mid-March 2016, Nizhyn and Fastiv were selected as new partner municipalities of the LEAPs Ukraine project. REC project team members and representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Regional Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Hub (ESTH) held respective kick-off meetings in these cities on March 14 and March 16. Each of the meetings was broken into...

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SEEDLING project team meets in Chisinau and Skopje
April 4, 2016

SEEDLING project team meets in Chisinau and Skopje

The SEEDLING project team continued its activities by organising two missions that took place in the latter half of March, one in Moldova and the other in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Chisinau meeting The Moldova mission was held on March 20-23 in Chisinau with the participation of high-level representatives from both the Ministry of Environment and the...

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REC Executive Director addresses high-level ministerial panel in Montenegro
April 1, 2016

REC Executive Director addresses high-level ministerial panel in Montenegro

The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and the Regional Environmental Center coorganised the First High-Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE), which was held April 1, 2016, in Podgorica, Montenegro. Below is the text of the speech...

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REC launches Green Financing website
March 25, 2016

REC launches Green Financing website

The REC has launched a website on Green Financing in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine. We would like to invite you to share with us anything that might fall under these categories: Transport and finance; Climate change and finance; Biodiversity and finance; and Eco-innovation and Finance. We would like to include tools, methodologies, interesting...

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