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M2RES project closes in Budapest
June 25, 2014

M2RES project closes in Budapest

The M2RES project www.m2res.eu held its Hungarian closing event on May 21, 2014, which included a training session on the financial sustainability of brownfield developments. The event took place at Graphisoft Park, an office park developed on a former brownfield site, the Obuda Gasworks. M2RES is a project co-funded by the European Union through the 'South-East Europe...

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The longest day
June 16, 2014

The longest day

When the Sun aligns with the Tropic of Cancer every June 21, the Northern Hemisphere experiences its longest day of the year. This year, June 21 is not just an opportunity to enjoy this richness of daylight, but also an occasion to reflect on how we can best utilise the Sun's power. On a bright, sunny day, the Sun's rays give off approximately 1,000 watts of energy per square...

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Shared vision for the Lepenec River
June 11, 2014

Shared vision for the Lepenec River

The first meeting under the recently launched project "Lepenec River Protection via the Introduction of Integrated Water Management" was held on May 29, 2014, in the Macedonian capital Skopje. The project is funded by Finland and implemented in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) as part of its South East Europe Programme "Transforming...

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Bridging the gap
June 10, 2014

Bridging the gap

International Green Belt conference offers unique chance for transboundary cooperation During the final GREENNET conference, the results of the three-year EU-funded project, a GREENNET Charter and a cross section of European best practice examples to secure and develop the Green Belt were presented. The Green Belt is the valuable ecological network along the former Iron...

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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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