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REC Senior Expert named to EaP Steering Committee
October 10, 2013

REC Senior Expert named to EaP Steering Committee

Tsvetelina Borissova Filipova, a Senior Expert with the REC, recently attended the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) in Chisinau, Moldova, where she was elected to the position of EU Coordinator for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy Security Work Group. Filipova was recognised for her recent work in both Moldova and Belarus. In accepting the position,...

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Bright ideas
October 9, 2013

Bright ideas

The Budapest Water Summit (BWS), held on October 8-11, 2013, aims to contribute to the elaboration of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals and to provide concrete guidance on the most pressing water issues (drinking water, sanitation, wastewater treatment, integrated water management, international water cooperation, innovative water technologies, etc.) with a view...

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Red, white and green
September 24, 2013

Red, white and green

Hungary and Italy have enjoyed an especially close relationship, both diplomatically and economically, since the 1980s. On September 19, 2013, government representatives and leading business figures from both countries participated in a high-level roundtable at the Italian Institute of Culture in Budapest to discuss green economy and corporate social responsibility. The event...

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Boras hosts IPLA Global Forum 2013
September 10, 2013

Boras hosts IPLA Global Forum 2013

The city of Boras in western Sweden is hosting the IPLA Global Forum 2013 from September 9 to 11. The event was organised under the working title 'Sustainable Waste Management for 21st-Century Cities: Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities through Partnership'. The International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA) was launched in...

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REC opens EEA Grants consultation
September 4, 2013

REC opens EEA Grants consultation

The REC has opened a public consultation in Hungary on two calls for proposals under the the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants Adaptation to Climate Change programme area. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the calls, which are available on eea.rec.org, and to submit remarks or queries via the public consultation area on the website. The consultation period runs...

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Join the discussion!
July 4, 2013

Join the discussion!

The Rio+20 Conference of the UN decided that efforts made in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals should continue from 2015 onwards, and that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should guide these efforts. The SDGs will be set by the UN General Assembly in the autumn of 2014. The outcome document of Rio+20 titled "The Future We Want", drew attention to the...

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EEA Grants approves new climate change programme
June 20, 2013

EEA Grants approves new climate change programme

On June 6, 2013, the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism Committee approved the new programme area Adaptation to Climate Change. The aims of the programme are to promote a clear understanding of climate change impacts and vulnerability in Hungary, to promote actions for increased local-level capacity for climate resilience, to raise awareness of climate change impacts, and to show...

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