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Water Convention goes global
November 23, 2015

Water Convention goes global

The seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes took place on November 17-19, 2015, in Budapest, Hungary, at the Budapest Congress Centre. Following the entry into force in 2013 of the amendment allowing accession to the convention by all United Nations member states,...

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REC Poland wins Polish Innovation Award for 2015
November 12, 2015

REC Poland wins Polish Innovation Award for 2015

REC Poland and Kampinos National Park (KPN) have won the prestigious Polish Innovation Award for 2015. Both institutions were singled out as among the most cutting-edge and innovative entities on the Polish market on the merit of their involvement in the project "Wetlands Conservation and Restoration in Kampinos National Park". This Life+ project is jointly coordinated by REC...

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MENA focuses on November Water Convention in Budapest
November 12, 2015

MENA focuses on November Water Convention in Budapest

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is proud to announce the workshop "Promoting transboundary water cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the basis of the Water Convention", to be held on November 16, 2015, in Budapest, Hungary. Organised with the financial and technical backing of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea in...

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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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