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With Dutch support, Network for Horn of Africa launched
March 21, 2009

With Dutch support, Network for Horn of Africa launched

While climate change and energy security are two of Europe's headline issues, conditions are such in other parts of the world that food security is more of a primary concern. Nonetheless, the effects of climate change on already marginal environments are clearly causing or aggravating serious social, environmental and economic conflicts. Bearing this in mind, the REC was...

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March 21, 2009

Albania publishes environmental law volume, debuts Green Pack

In March, REC Albania published its fourth volume of Albanian environmental legislation, which covers the period 2004-06. The 560-page volume contains approximately 60 legal acts, and testifies to Albanian efforts to bring the country's environmental law in line with EU directives and other international obligations. The publication will be distributed free of charge...

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March 21, 2009

Officials convene in Budapest for talks on green paper

  More than 200 high-level government officials met in Budapest on March 6-7 to discuss and develop a European green paper on urban transport, which will likely be prepared by the end of September. The European Commission (EC) initiated the consultation in the hope that stakeholders, interested parties and citizens will all be involved in the preparatory phase of the paper....

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Green Pack a hit with MEPs
March 21, 2009

Green Pack a hit with MEPs

  The REC's environment education toolkit, the Green Pack, was introduced in Brussels during a high-level presentation at the European Parliament on January 31. The event took place under the patronage of Stavros Dimas, European commissioner for the Environment, and was opened by Nikoloas Sufinakis, MEP and chairman of the European Parliament's Education and Culture...

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March 21, 2009

Project address BiH water sector

  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is experiencing some serious water sector-related difficulties, due mostly to poorly developed capacities and infrastructure, but also to an assortment of socioeconomic and institutional shortcomings. A new REC project (Support to the Public Regional Communal Service Company and Four Municipalities in BiH) aims to bring about more efficient...

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Second round of DRP grants extended to 62 NGOs
March 21, 2009

Second round of DRP grants extended to 62 NGOs

  As part of the second round of DRP grants, 62 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) affiliated with the Danube River and its tributaries received USD 636,000 within the framework of the Danube Regional Project (DRP), with support from the United Nations Development Program/Global Environmental Facility (UNDP/GEF). The grants have enabled these NGOs to facilitate the...

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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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