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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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Ukraine, REC formalise partnership
November 15, 2012

Ukraine, REC formalise partnership

On Friday, November 9, 2012, H.E. Mr Eduart Stavytskyi, Ukraine's Minister for Ecology and Natural Resources, signed on his country's behalf the 'Charter of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe' at REC headquarters in Szentendre, Hungary. The Minister also put his name to a new International Agreement that will open the door to establishing a REC...

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More than meets the eye
November 7, 2012

More than meets the eye

The REC will hold its annual General Assembly meeting on November 8-9, 2012 in Szentendre, Hungary. This two-day gathering presents an opportunity not only to discuss next year's work plan together with signatory countries, but also to reflect on prior achievements and draw attention to ongoing projects. In order to showcase its recent activity, the REC has produced 13 unique...

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Florence hosts ISWA 2012 World Solid Waste Congress
October 16, 2012

Florence hosts ISWA 2012 World Solid Waste Congress

Alongside policy challenges to address increased waste generation and sustainable development solutions, there is growing interest worldwide to promote waste minimisation, develop green businesses such as recycling and energy recovery, and to implement measures to assure that local authorities meet targets concerning waste management systems and regulations. For these...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina signs int'l agreement on legal status
October 9, 2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina signs int'l agreement on legal status

On September 28, 2012, Mirko Sarovic, Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed the international agreement on the legal status of the REC at a signing ceremony held at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the fifth state to become party to the agreement. Considering the added value of the REC as...

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Shifting towards resilience
October 3, 2012

Shifting towards resilience

The REC once again had the honour and privilege of welcoming Dennis Meadows, most widely known for co-authoring the seminal book Limits to Growth, first published in 1972. Professor Meadows has been and remains an outspoken proponent of the argument that current levels of economic growth are unsustainable due to the finite nature of planetary resources. Meadows was invited to...

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