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Bosnia and Herzegovina signs int'l agreement on legal status
October 9, 2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina signs int'l agreement on legal status

On September 28, 2012, Mirko Sarovic, Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed the international agreement on the legal status of the REC at a signing ceremony held at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the fifth state to become party to the agreement. Considering the added value of the REC as...

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Shifting towards resilience
October 3, 2012

Shifting towards resilience

The REC once again had the honour and privilege of welcoming Dennis Meadows, most widely known for co-authoring the seminal book Limits to Growth, first published in 1972. Professor Meadows has been and remains an outspoken proponent of the argument that current levels of economic growth are unsustainable due to the finite nature of planetary resources. Meadows was invited to...

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Healthy initiative
October 3, 2012

Healthy initiative

The REC, with financial support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, has launched a five-year programme titled "Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Western Balkans: Turning Education into Action for Sustainable Futures". The first two-year action plan focuses on Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, and involves: 1) activities supporting educational reforms that...

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ENVSEC organises climate change and security conference
October 2, 2012

ENVSEC organises climate change and security conference

Climate change and security in the Pan-European region will be the focus of discussion at this year's Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) Partners Meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at the UN House in Brussels. The annual meeting, which brings together international organisations, donors, government representatives, and experts, provides a platform to debate issues...

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SINPHONIE project closes successfully
October 1, 2012

SINPHONIE project closes successfully

"Celebrating Progress on Indoor Air Quality and Children's Health" was the title of a September meeting that brought the SINPHONIE project to a formal close. The meeting was held on September 10-12, 2012, at the Regional Environmental Center in Szentendre, Hungary. The two-year SINPHONIE project brought together the multidisciplinary expertise of 39 institutions from 25...

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Taking regional action
October 1, 2012

Taking regional action

Albania, as part of the Western Balkans, is feeling more and more the effects of climate changes occurring at global level. Among other phenomena, seasons are becoming more irregular, extended droughts and intensive floods are annual events, coastal dynamics are disrupted, and forest fires are frequent occurrences. All of these combined have a great impact on human security...

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Minding the future
September 28, 2012

Minding the future

The REC has received a generous pledge of financial support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) for an ambitious framework programme focusing on the Western Balkans. A primary long-term aim of the programme is to educate children on how to act in ways that create a better environment, both for themselves and for future generations. Another long-term goal is to strive for...

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Tbilisi+35: 'The future we want'
September 10, 2012

Tbilisi+35: 'The future we want'

"Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It's an honour for me on behalf of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe to be in Tbilisi. Tbilisi77 became the landmark of all environmental educators: where to start the journey changing minds for changing the world towards 'the future we want'. The Regional Environmental Center was established by...

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