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PEIP helps improve water and waste laws
March 21, 2009

PEIP helps improve water and waste laws

Environmental degradation is a global phenomenon, but concern and awareness about this problem is now growing in South-East Europe (SEE). The real question, however, is: 'How do broad environmental directives translate into meaningful environmental change?' In an effort to come up with some of the right answers, the SEE region draws support from an innovative European...

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Kazakhstan hosts 5th Course for Sustainability
March 21, 2009

Kazakhstan hosts 5th Course for Sustainability

The Course for Sustainability: Strategies, Methodologies, Policies and Actions for Kazakhstan officially kicked off in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on April 14. Forty senior officials from Kazakhstan's government participated in the weeklong training. A launch, press conference and welcome dinner were held to commemorate the opening of the course. Speaking at the...

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March 21, 2009

Public consulted on revised EBRD policies

  In February the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invited civil society organisations, clients, partners and all interested citizens to participate in revising the bank's 'Environmental and Social Policy' and 'Public Information Policy.' To guarantee free participation of all interested parties in the public consultation process and secure optimal...

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Brussels roundtable hailed as a success
March 21, 2009

Brussels roundtable hailed as a success

On June 29, 2007 the European Commission adopted its first policy document, a green paper on adapting to the impacts of climate change. 'Adaptation to Climate Change in Europe: Options for EU Action' describes avenues for action at the EU level, and its main objective is to kick-start a Europe-wide public debate and consultation on the double challenge of making deep cuts in...

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Serb master class kicks off CSO campaign
March 21, 2009

Serb master class kicks off CSO campaign

Strengthening the Role and Function of Civil Society Organisations to Promote Change and Enable Action in the Urban Environment is the title of a series of master classes aimed at capacity building for civil society organisations (CSOs) in the West Balkans. The master class series is part of a Sida-funded programme to promote development of a democratic environmental civil...

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Top journalists honoured in Zagreb
March 21, 2009

Top journalists honoured in Zagreb

  The region's first international media awards for coverage of renewable energy and energy efficiency were presented at an official ceremony in Zagreb on March 17. First prize went to Vaida Pilibaityte and Mindaugas Nastaravicius for their report 'A new nuclear power station for Lithuania: Would it really pay' Runner- up was Mladen Ilickovic for his report on the state of...

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March 21, 2009

REC hosts EECCA organisations

  For one week at the beginning of February, the REC hosted 19 staff from two regional organisations from the EECCA region: the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) and Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus. The visit was part of a project sponsored by the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety. Using the REC as a...

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