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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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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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