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Bologna hosts WATER CoRe political platform
December 3, 2012

Bologna hosts WATER CoRe political platform

The INTERREG IVC project "Water Scarcity and Droughts: Coordinated actions in European regions" (WATER CoRe) will come to an end in April 2013. The final conference was held on November 29-30 in Bologna, Italy, at the Palazzo Re Enzo. WATER CoRe provides a local- and regional-level exchange platform on water scarcity and drought issues affecting all European regions. It...

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Moldova hosts launch event for SECTOR grants
November 29, 2012

Moldova hosts launch event for SECTOR grants

On November 23, 2012, the project "Supporting Environmental Civil Society Organisations in Belarus and Moldova" (SECTOR), part of the framework programme "Strengthening Local Environmental Planning and Environmental Civil Society in Belarus and Moldova during 2012-2014" (STREAM), launched a call for local and national grants for civil society organisations (CSOs) at an...

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REC facilitates transboundary water management
November 28, 2012

REC facilitates transboundary water management

REC experience and services are instrumental for supporting effective transboundary water cooperation, especially at regional and local levels. This was demonstrated at the Sixth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). The meeting took place on November...

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REC concludes memorable GA meeting
November 19, 2012

REC concludes memorable GA meeting

The 2012 REC General Assembly meeting, held on November 8-9 in Szentendre, Hungary, was notable for a number of reasons worth cheering about. To begin with, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary informed that the REC has, as of October 31, achieved formal status as a full-fledged international organisation based on the entry into force of the agreement on the legal...

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REC, FAO sign Memorandum of Understanding
November 15, 2012

REC, FAO sign Memorandum of Understanding

REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert and Fernanda Guerrieri, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, confirmed their commitment to partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 8, 2012, as the REC kicked off its annual General Assembly...

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Ukraine, REC formalise partnership
November 15, 2012

Ukraine, REC formalise partnership

On Friday, November 9, 2012, H.E. Mr Eduart Stavytskyi, Ukraine's Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources, signed on his country's behalf the 'Charter of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe' at REC headquarters in Szentendre, Hungary. The Minister also put his name to a new International Agreement that will open the door to establishing a REC...

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More than meets the eye
November 7, 2012

More than meets the eye

The REC will hold its annual General Assembly meeting on November 8-9, 2012 in Szentendre, Hungary. This two-day gathering presents an opportunity not only to discuss next year's work plan together with signatory countries, but also to reflect on prior achievements and draw attention to ongoing projects. In order to showcase its recent activity, the REC has produced 13 unique...

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Florence hosts ISWA 2012 World Solid Waste Congress
October 16, 2012

Florence hosts ISWA 2012 World Solid Waste Congress

Alongside policy challenges to address increased waste generation and sustainable development solutions, there is growing interest worldwide to promote waste minimisation, develop green businesses such as recycling and energy recovery, and to implement measures to assure that local authorities meet targets concerning waste management systems and regulations. For these...

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