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Bulgarian NGO delivers Osam response
March 21, 2009

Bulgarian NGO delivers Osam response

Concluding in December 2006, five demonstration projects were conducted at Danube "hot spots" — areas identified by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) as having exceptionally high levels of pollution. With very modest funding, these projects yielded generous results within a relatively short time. A Bulgarian NGO, Ecomission 21st...

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March 20, 2009

UNDP-GEF project encourages free flow of information

Citizens who want to know more about water pollution in their countries have a great deal of difficulty tracking down such information, as water-related data tends to be widely dispersed among many ministries and government offices at federal, entity, regional and local levels. Information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) might, for example, be hiding inside any of 324 separate...

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Happy together
February 26, 2009

Happy together

Celebrating a decade of history, the Aarhus Convention has a fresh agenda 

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February 26, 2009

Five Balkan CSOs awarded regional SECTOR grants

In order to promote urban sustainability in South Eastern Europe (SEE), the REC, with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), recently awarded EUR 174,000 in regional grants to five civil society organisations operating in the region. The awards for grant proposals are provided within the framework of the REC's SECTOR...

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February 26, 2009

Opening of new conference centre sets regional precedent

The REC's newly constructed zero CO2 emissions conference centre was unveiled during a June 27 opening ceremony at the organisation's head office in Szentendre, Hungary. Funded primarily by the Italian Ministry of Environment, the centre received considerable additional support from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Local businesses also contributed towards the project,...

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Turkey's 'Green Wagon' gets on a roll
February 25, 2009

Turkey's 'Green Wagon' gets on a roll

Completion of the first phase of the Green Pack project, after three years of work by the REC and its partners in Turkey, resulted in some important achievements. Up through end-2007, 2,000 kits of the Turkish version of the Green Pack were produced; 101 teacher instructors and 1,600 teachers were trained; and, finally, the Green Pack has now been introduced to nearly 200,000...

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