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EMC welcomes eight new clients
March 29, 2012

EMC welcomes eight new clients

At the promotional event 'Reporting for Sustainability II', which launched the second phase of the 'Setting up the Environmental Management Center In Serbia' project, officials of the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) called all interested companies to apply for remaining free licenses allowing companies to become new project clients. Many companies responded to...

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Warming up for Brazil
February 29, 2012

Warming up for Brazil

On February 15 the REC hosted ambassadors to Hungary from over 20 countries for a luncheon and informal discussion in the run-up to the "Rio+20" Conference, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June. The event was organized with support from Slovenian Ambassador to Hungary Darja Bavdaz Kuret, who co-moderated the proceedings with REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert....

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Sustainable ways of living are SPREADing across Europe
February 23, 2012

Sustainable ways of living are SPREADing across Europe

A new report finds that a growing number of people across Europe are changing how they live, move and consume in exchange for higher quality, less impact on the environment, and at reduced expense. According to the report Sustainable Lifestyles: Today's Facts & Tomorrow's Trends, many initiatives, policies, businesses and social movements have accumulated in Europe in...

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A think-to-do tank
January 9, 2012

A think-to-do tank

Madam President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Regional Environmental Center's experience over the years has demonstrated that long-term, cooperative environmental action in diverse regions can only be successful if based on mutual trust and understanding, a shared vision and benefits for all stakeholders. Our international organisation: is active...

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EMC holds promotional event
December 16, 2011

EMC holds promotional event

A promotional event titled "Reporting for Sustainability II" was held on December 5, 2011 in Belgrade. The event saw the launching of the second phase of the "Setting up the Environmental Management Center (EMC) in Serbia" project, which is being carried out within the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern...

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Making an impact
November 25, 2011

Making an impact

The 2011 General Assembly of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) convened on November 17-18 at the REC Conference Center in Szentendre, Hungary. The event opened on Thursday evening in memorable fashion, with Albania becoming the fourth country to sign the international agreement of the REC, with other countries signalling their enthusiasm to...

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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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