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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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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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