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REC host country signs international agreement
November 16, 2011

REC host country signs international agreement

On November 7, Hungarian Minister of Rural Development Sandor Fazekas signed the agreement on the legal status of the Regional Environmental Center. As co-founder and host country of the REC, Hungary's signature is an historic moment in the status harmonisation process of REC and paves the way for the agreement entering into force. This process was set into motion...

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Status update
November 10, 2011

Status update

On October 28, the Republic of Montenegro became the second country to sign an international agreement on the legal status of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC). The signing comes just more than three weeks after Latvia became the first country to ink the agreement, on October 5. The official ceremony took place at the Hungarian...

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REC on the Global Waste Management Map
October 20, 2011

REC on the Global Waste Management Map

Daegu, Korea -- The REC is again highlighted on the global map during Special Event "Moving towards Zero Waste for a Green Economy: Role of Local Authorities" of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2011, which was held in Daegu Exhibition and Convention Center, in Daegu, Korea. ISWA World Congress 2011 gathered several hundreds waste management...

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Brutal realities
October 13, 2011

Brutal realities

As the mightiest denizen of an extremely sensitive and vulnerable ecosystem, the polar bear is an understandably well-recognised victim of global warming. To see such a creature reduced to the pathetic status of foraging for food amongst a heap of rubbish is heart-rending, and this very sight awaits visitors to an interactive climate change exhibit now on display in...

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Harmonic convergence
October 12, 2011

Harmonic convergence

On October 5, the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) took a significant step forward when Latvia's Ambassador to Hungary, H.E. Veronika Erte, signed an agreement to recognise the REC as a full-fledged international organisation. This important development is the result of a complex effort to raise the REC's international profile through an...

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Closing one chapter: opening another
October 10, 2011

Closing one chapter: opening another

Launched in October 2008, Regions for Sustainable Change (RSC) is a three-year, partnership-based project, the aim of which is to assist all European regions in making a shift towards low-carbon economic development. The driving idea behind this developmental approach-at a time during which climate change and financial crisis have global implications-is that it can make a huge...

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EMC develops new reporting solutions at Belgrade training
September 8, 2011

EMC develops new reporting solutions at Belgrade training

The Environmental Management Center in Serbia (EMC) held a second training for local experts in Belgrade from August 29 to September 2. The session offered advanced training to EMC experts, with clear goals established for both "Consultancy" and "Solution" group members. The main project partners (the Serbian Environment Protection Agency, Regional Environmental Center...

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REC-developed Green Pack to be included in EFE documents
September 2, 2011

REC-developed Green Pack to be included in EFE documents

The Green Pack, an educational multimedia toolkit developed by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), will be among the circulated documents at the Seventh "Environment for Europe" Ministerial Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, held on September 21-23. Introduced in 2001 and spearheaded by Kliment Mindjov, the Green Pack has proved an...

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