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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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Leading the pack
March 28, 2014

Leading the pack

Central Europe made an impressive showing in Brussels last week, with Ljubljana taking home the European Mobility Week Award for the second time (having won in 2003), with another former winner, Budapest, tying with Ostersund, Sweden, for the runner-up position. European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potocnik presented the top award to fellow Slovene Jelka Zekar, the...

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Land of roses
March 26, 2014

Land of roses

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia once again held its Days of Spring: Days of Ecology festival, and the focus of this year's celebrations was the rose. The beginning of what could build into a tradition started last year with the initiative "Skopje, City of Flowers: Skopje, City of Roses", which featured the mass planting of white roses in public areas throughout the...

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SEE partnership moves forward
March 25, 2014

SEE partnership moves forward

On March 14, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki, met with Marta Szigeti Bonifert, executive director of the REC. They discussed REC activities in South Eastern Europe (SEE), as well as the activities and support of the REC's country office in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the field of sustainable...

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Watershed moment
March 4, 2014

Watershed moment

The CRESSIDA project will last 60 months, and the main goal is to create a flexible and easily replicable 'living laboratory' for pilot sustainability tools and practises. Each comprehensive capacity-building activity will combine theoretical and hands-on approaches, and also encourage participants engage actively in decision-making processes. Participants from each...

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