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Bold agenda
May 11, 2014

Bold agenda

On January 21, 2014, the European Commission launched its 2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy. Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard emphasised that climate policy is not synonymous with deindustrialisation or hampering competitiveness: on the contrary, placing a price on carbon can stimulate innovation and promote...

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PEP talk
April 28, 2014

PEP talk

Honourable Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would first like to thank UNECE for giving us the opportunity to attend the Fourth High-Level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment. The REC, an international organisation with more than 20 years of experience in addressing environmental issues in Central and Eastern Europe, and beyond, builds capacities for sustainable...

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Lesson plans
April 28, 2014

Lesson plans

Attila Korodi, Romania's Minister of Environment, and REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert consulted earlier this month on Romania's possible adoption of the REC-developed Green Pack multimedia environmental education programme. The Green Pack is a comprehensive education programme on sustainable development for schoolchildren, and is already available in 18...

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Setting the agenda
April 25, 2014

Setting the agenda

The Regional Environmental Center's country office in Turkey (REC Turkey) has established a new partnership with Bilkent University in Ankara and Bogazici (Bosphorus) University in Istanbul. The Corporate Sustainability Certificate Programme (CSCP) for business and public sector professionals is aimed at those willing to learn more about sustainability practices and concepts...

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ENVSEC embarks on a new decade in SEE
April 4, 2014

ENVSEC embarks on a new decade in SEE

The ENVSEC Regional Desk Office for South Eastern Europe (SEE), hosted by the REC, convened on March 31 and April 1, 2014, in Podgorica for its annual ENVSEC Regional Meeting. The first annual meeting of ENVSEC took place 10 years ago, and this was the first to be held in Montenegro. ENVSEC partner organisations have ushered in a new decade of work in the region through a...

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Everything's coming up roses
April 1, 2014

Everything's coming up roses

During last year's spring celebration "City of Skopje: City of the White Rose", REC Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia involved the city's primary schools in a wonderful crafts exhibition. Drawing inspiration from that successful event, REC cooperation with the Macedonian Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) resulted in another activity this year: the...

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