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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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World Environment Day helps generate Rio momentum
June 5, 2012

World Environment Day helps generate Rio momentum

June 5, World Environment Day, falls just a fortnight ahead of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from June 20 to 22. In anticipation of Rio+20, a final round of informal negotiations was held from May 29 June 2 in New York City. This latest round was added weeks earlier to provide negotiators with an...

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Moving smart from the start
May 25, 2012

Moving smart from the start

Bringing a child into the world is a radically life-changing experience. It's also an event that results in many couples buying their first car, or even a second car. Bambini is a demonstration project that targets new parents and toddlers in an effort to encourage sustainable mobility, such as walking, cycling and using various modes of public transport. The Regional...

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Struga to host ENVSEC meeting in June
May 18, 2012

Struga to host ENVSEC meeting in June

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), as host of the ENVSEC Initiative's Regional Desk Office for South Eastern Europe, is organising the Regional Meeting of the ENVSEC Initiative in South Eastern Europe to be held on June 6-8, 2012 in Struga, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The meeting will provide an opportunity to update...

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Hungarian schools take on climate change
May 14, 2012

Hungarian schools take on climate change

By the Changing with the Climate Network What can Hungarian schools do to combat climate change and global warming? What are the related tasks for those working in the Hungarian education system? What are the most efficient methods for teaching and learning about climate change? How might we integrate climate change issues into the national curriculum? These...

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