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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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March 21, 2009

REEEP announces media award winners

  Winners of the first 'REEEP Media Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Energy Reporting in Central and Eastern Europe' have been announced. The aim of the award is to boost mass media coverage of sustainable energy alternatives in Central and Eastern Europe, and the competition drew several applications from throughout the region. The top prize went to Vaida Pilibaityte...

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March 21, 2009

Cross-border project proves successful in SEE region

  Authorities and experts from public utilities from three cross-border regions of South-Eastern Europe learned to formulate and prepare environmental investment projects for financing. Participants from Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Mali Zvornik, Serbia; Debar, FYR Macedonia and Peshkopia, Albania; and Bileca/Trebinje, BiH and Niksic/Herzeg Novi, Montenegro...

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March 21, 2009

IAIA awards REC's Dusik with top honour

  In March the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) named Jiri Dusik, the REC's senior advisor for strategic environmental assessment (SEA), as the recipient of the '2007 Individual Award for Contribution to Impact Assessment.' Dusik was singled out for, among other achievements, his outstanding contribution to SEA capacity development in Eastern Europe and...

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March 21, 2009

Budapest hosts June meeting on sustainable transport

  The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) organised the Regional Meeting of Transport Stakeholders on Sustainable Public Transport Policies in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), which took place on June 21-22 in Budapest, Hungary. Contributing support to the meeting was the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment. The overall...

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March 21, 2009

Serbian environment minister visits REC

  Serbia's Minister for Environmental Protection Sasa Dragin visited the REC on July 27 as part of his official visit to Hungary. Although just recently established, the Serbian Ministry for Environmental Protection (MEP) has already committed itself to several important tasks, Dragin said while addressing REC senior management personnel. He cited pollution prevention as a...

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