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'SENSE' programme for CSOs kicks off in Serbia
December 7, 2012

'SENSE' programme for CSOs kicks off in Serbia

SENSE, a new civil society support programme aimed at strengthening environmental civil society in Serbia, kicked off officially on December 6, 2012. Following provisions of the EUR 2.2 million contract on cooperation signed between the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Regional Environmental Center, Country Office Serbia, the programme focuses on four clusters of...

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'We are all potential leaders'
December 7, 2012

'We are all potential leaders'

Madam President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the Government of Qatar for hosting this conference and for leading the countries of its region towards more climate-friendly policies. COP after COP, as the world becomes increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate, so many challenges remain unresolved that we appear to be losing touch...

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A closer look
December 5, 2012

A closer look

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe organised a side event in the EU Pavilion during the Doha UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) on December 5, 2012. The event focused on adaptation in an enlarging Europe. The goal of the event was to disseminate information about recently achieved outputs within international projects that can assist in:...

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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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