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REC steps into COP19
November 18, 2013

REC steps into COP19

The REC is playing an important role at this week's COP19 event in Warsaw, Poland. In addition to having its own exhibition stand inside the main event pavilion, the REC is sharing information and promoting current projects that aim to address the challenges posed by climate change. The MEDIATION Adaptation Platform, implemented with the participation of the REC's Climate...

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Giving the future a chance
October 14, 2013

Giving the future a chance

The Budapest Water Summit (BWS) was held on October 9-11, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. The BWS offered an open policy forum for all stakeholders involved in shaping the global post-2015 agenda. At the meeting, participants adopted by consensus the "Budapest Water Summit Statement: A Sustainable World is a Water-Secure World", which includes concrete recommendations to the UN...

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Calling all stakeholders
October 14, 2013

Calling all stakeholders

At the close of the Budapest Water Summit (BWS), held on Oct. 8-11, 2013, REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert addressed the chairmen, high-level representatives and event participants. The purpose of the address was to summarise the results of debate around five water-related topics within the REC-organised Civil Society Forum (CSF). The CSF brought together speakers...

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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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