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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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March 21, 2009

Green pack taken on board in Montenegro

  In Montenegro, the Green Pack will be implemented as part of the West Balkan Green Pack project, a regional endeavour encompassing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. During a two-year implementation period the programme's goal has been to build capacity, to transfer know-how, and to establish a basis for further worldwide development in the field of...

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Lake forum achieves trust, transparency and results
March 21, 2009

Lake forum achieves trust, transparency and results

For the past six years the REC has supported transboundary cooperation and dialogue between Montenegro and Albania through the Skadar/Shkodra Lake component of REReP project 4.3.23: Transboundary Cooperation through the Management of Shared Natural Resources. During this time, representatives from both countries have participated in building up formal and informal means of...

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Sida and REC partner up to reduce poverty
March 21, 2009

Sida and REC partner up to reduce poverty

The Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Regional Environmental Center (REC) have signed an agreement to implement a project supporting the development of local environmental action plans (LEAPs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo as defined by UNSCR 1244. This project, which aims to...

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Hungary joins international renewables partnership
March 21, 2009

Hungary joins international renewables partnership

  Hungary became the 36th formal partner and second Eastern European government to join the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) during a September 24, 2007 signing ceremony hosted by the UK Embassy in Budapest. The partnership agreement was signed by Ministry of Economy and Transport deputy state secretary Abel Garamhegyi (as the official...

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