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REC takes part in IPLA Global Forum in Seoul
September 6, 2012

REC takes part in IPLA Global Forum in Seoul

The REC, acting as sub-regional secretariat for Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Black Sea countries, has expanded its global presence by taking part in a two-day event held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. On September 5-6, the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA) staged its Global Forum 2012 under the title of...

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Learning is the key
July 30, 2012

Learning is the key

The concept of sustainable development (SD) basically entails three main features: comprehensive, long-term approaches towards solving environmental problems; promoting social cohesion and economic well-being; and minimising global inequality. But what is really necessary to make this concept a reality is a long-term commitment to create high levels of general public awareness...

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Albanian Parliament approves REC international agreement
July 27, 2012

Albanian Parliament approves REC international agreement

During yesterday's plenary session, after having passed through all institutional levels and special parliamentary committees, the Albanian Parliament decided on the international status agreement of the Regional Environmental Center (REC). With 128 votes in favour (out of 140), none against and no abstentions, the Assembly voted to grant the REC greater legal and...

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Questions to take back home
June 25, 2012

Questions to take back home

"Thank you very much Madame Chair, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to start by thanking the Brazilian Government for hosting us this second time, the second time in 20 years, and under very different circumstances. If you remember, during the first time we had been very happily been building sustainability into action. [There was] Madame...

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Ukraine eyes REC partnership
June 21, 2012

Ukraine eyes REC partnership

The Rio+20 UN Conference offered an excellent opportunity for the Government of Ukraine to express its commitment to support the establishment of a new REC office in Ukraine and to join the Charter of the REC. As a first step, Eduart Stavytskyi, Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, signed a letter of interest regarding possible partnership with the...

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Did it work? Did it fail?
June 19, 2012

Did it work? Did it fail?

Eltis is a web portal developed for the dissemination of information related to sustainable urban mobility systems. Launched in 1998 and financed by the European Commission, the Eltis web portal hosts an impressive array of news items, case studies, video clips, statistics and tools for practitioners working in this rapidly developing sector. Eltis has tremendous value both as...

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Side events get underway in Rio
June 19, 2012

Side events get underway in Rio

As of June 13, several side events and learning courses have been taking place at Rio+20 in Brazil. What follows are brief overviews of some events that were completed just recently. Beyond 2015 "Beyond 2015" was a side event that took place on June 14, and was organized by Cafod UK and SEED Institute Kenya. Beyond 2015 is a global civil society campaign pushing for a...

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The REC at Rio
June 13, 2012

The REC at Rio

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) plans to make its presence felt at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), scheduled to take place on June 20-22. In addition to attending the high-level Conference talks, various REC delegates will be participating in several key events in the run-up to and during Rio+20. The two...

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