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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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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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